Everytown Law Represents the City of Edmonds in Defending Ordinance Requiring Responsible Storage

August 13, 2018

EDMONDS, Wash. – Following the City of Edmonds’ passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown Law agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with the Summit Law Group. The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe.

On October 18, 2019, the Snohomish County Superior Court granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment — holding that the plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the unauthorized access prevention portion of the local ordinance, but also holding that the responsible storage portion of the ordinance was preempted by state law.

Complaint (August 7, 2018)  

City of Edmonds’ Motion to Dismiss (September 18, 2018)  

Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (October 22, 2018)  

City of Edmonds’ Reply to Motion to Dismiss (October 26, 2018)  

Order Issued by Court (November 8, 2018)  

Verified Amended Complaint (December 6, 2018)  

City of Edmonds’ Supplemental Motion to Dismiss (January 9, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Supplemental Motion to Dismiss (January 15, 2019)  

City of Edmonds’ Reply to Motion to Dismiss (January 17, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment (July 3, 2019)  

Defendants’ Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (August 2, 2019)  

Plaintiffs’ Reply in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment (August 19, 2019)  

Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment in Part and Denying in Part (October 18, 2019)  

Notice of Appeal (November 15, 2019)  

Notice of Cross-Appeal (December 2, 2019)