Once upon a time, Washington state was a fairly pro-gun place. They still have a shall-issue law on concealed carry, which is usually a safe marker of whether a state is pro- or anti-gun. With Washington, though, you can’t go by that. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before they likely try to change that.
In the meantime, they want to expand their list of off-limits places where people with those permits can carry a firearm.
A person bringing a gun or other weapon in or near a child care center could be charged with a gross misdemeanor under a bill passed Tuesday by the Legislature.
Family day care providers would be required to operate “gun free zones,” storing ammunition, firearms and other weapons securely when children are present, according to the bill, which was sent to the governor on a 56-40 vote.