Good Morning -
I write to inquire, in light of the February 12th ruling by Superior Court Judge Cathy Shaffer overturning the Parks Gun Ban on the grounds that it violated RCW 9.41.290 and RCW 9.41.300, Article I, Section 24 of the Washington State Constitution, and quite possibly the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution as incorporated under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution as interpreted in the post-Heller era, when your office will strike "Possession, except by law enforcement officers, of a firearm on Library property." from Category E (Serious Violation Toward Person(s) or Property) listed in the Seattle Public Library Rules of Conduct?
Have you already changed the rule, such that if I visit a library while lawfully armed, that I will be allowed to proceed about my business within the bounds of state, county, and municipal law? Do you intend to change (and publish the change) in the near future?
I note that the regulatory and enforcement structure are nearly identical to the overturned "Parks Ban", and strongly suspect that if adjudicated, a similar result (particularly in light of stare decisis) would result after significant legal expense at a time when the Library budget is already best described as perilous. I believe it in the best interests of the City, the Library, taxpayers, and the general populace that action be promptly taken to address this issue.
I look forward to your prompt reply.