Seattle Public Libraries has decided that it's okay to carry a firearm into our public libraries. Just like it's okay to view hard-core porn in the libraries as well.
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.
Marilynne Gardner, the library’s chief financial and administrative
officer, said the rule change doesn’t mean people may now pull out their
guns in the library. She said intimidated patrons could “immediately go
to the nearest library staff person and inform them of their concerns.”
then we would talk with the person and assess the situation,” Gardner
said. “Is the person indeed, legally carrying a firearm, and is it
You have to feel for these librarians and other staff if this is now part of their job description.
We were the only library system in the state of Washington that was
not complying with the law,” Gordon said. “When we reviewed our rules of
conduct, it seemed reasonable, given other library systems, to comply
with state law.”
The library came under fire recently for its policy allowing patrons to view pornography at its public computer terminals – the view being that no content should be censored.
2012, Julie Howe, a mother of two, spotted a man watching hardcore
pornography, his computer screen facing the rest of the library. When
she complained to a librarian, the librarian was sympathetic but told
her there was nothing she could do because of the library’s open
Personally, I don't see why you need to carry a gun into a library.
Just so you know, in case you and your children use the public library system.