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Seattle Public Library Allows Patrons to Pack Heat in the Stacks

If you thought the big hubaloo about coffee fiends carrying their firearms inside Starbucks was ridiculous, wait until you find out the next place gun owners can bring their weapons; the library.

Story from LibraryJournal:

Librarians have long asked you to “shhh,” and starting Monday, they may also ask you to please stop waving your gun around.

That’s because the Seattle Public Library now allows patrons to pack heat – provided they do so respectfully. The library’s board reversed its long-standing rule banning firearms after reviewing a state Supreme Court ruling last year allowing firearms in parks and community spaces. The high court had chosen not to overturn two lower court decisions.


As someone who just started working at a library 5 weeks ago, I'm...concerned. Patrons tend to get rather testy when the subject of fines is brought up. I wonder, will I be comped for the time I spend at the range?

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