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Seattle mayor introduces new gun laws aimed at reducing violence

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced new legislation on Thursday in a effort to reduce gun violence in the city. (Photo; KOMO News)

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan introduced new legislation on Thursday in a effort to reduce gun violence in the city.

The new law would increase the penalty for people who don't report lost or stolen guns.

It would also require gun owners to safely store their firearms. A University of Washington study released earlier this month found three out of every five gun owners across the state aren't locking up their guns.

Under the proposed legislation, gun owners would face up to a $10,000 penalty if their lost or stolen gun is used in a crime or is used to cause injury or death.

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