Seattle mayor seeks law to require owners to lock up guns – Seattle Times

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González plan to propose legislation to require gun owners to lock up firearms left in their homes and vehicles, Durkan and González said Wednesday.

The legislation also could increase penalties for people who fail to report lost and stolen guns, they said, describing the move as a response to a widespread gun-violence crisis and to shootings in Seattle.

Many shootings happen with guns that were available because they weren’t properly secured, the officials said, citing local and national data.

Across the country, nearly 1,300 children die from gunshot wounds each year, Durkan’s office said.

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In 2015, an estimated 150,000 adults in King County reported keeping a firearm unlocked, the mayor’s office added.

And in Seattle, 250 guns were reported as stolen in burglaries and car prowls in 2017, according to the Seattle Police Department.

“We should not pretend for one minute that the level of carnage that we are seeing in our country is inevitable, is normal,” Durkan said.

“We have to move beyond just thoughts and prayers and grief to action.”

The safe-storage legislation has yet to be written, and the officials said they have yet to decide exactly how it would be enforced.

They said they plan to work out the details over the coming months in consultation with gun owners, safety advocates, public-health experts and others.

González said she expects the legislation to reduce accidental shootings and gun suicides among children.

The council member described growing up in a rural Washington home where her father kept his guns locked away; she also recalled diving for the ground during high school when shots rang out at a party she

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Gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando joins NHL Network – ESPN

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SECAUCUS, N.J. — Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut as an NHL Network studio analyst on Friday.

The network announced Wednesday she will join Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman on “NHL Tonight.” The three-time Olympian scored the tying goal against Canada to help the U.S. team capture the gold medal last month in South Korea. Twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game-winning goal in the overtime shootout. Both recently discussed the gold-medal effort in studio at the NHL Network.

Monique Lamoureux-Morando says she’s “looking forward to sharing my perspective and passion for the game with hockey fans around the world.” She has been a color commentator for North Dakota women’s games and the under-18 World Championships.

She played professional hockey for the Minnesota Whitecaps from 2015-17 and the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League from 2014-15.

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Here's why Apple is primed to dominate mobile gaming, and big titles like Fortnite will come to iOS first – 9to5Mac

Apple looks all set to dominate the mobile gaming market as more and more users are picking up their smartphones to play popular titles from developers that previously may have been reserved for consoles. Here’s why iOS has a big advantage over Android when it comes to gaming.


In a detailed TechCrunch piece, Matthew Panzarino dives into how Apple is headlining tech industry events that the company doesn’t even have a presence at. The most recent example is the 2018 Game Developer’s Conference.

Panzarino notes that the blockbuster news from the event didn’t even have to do with the event, rather it was that the wildly popular Fortnite console game was coming exclusively to iOS. A few days later, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds arrived on iOS and Android.

The launch of Fortnite, especially, resonates across the larger gaming spectrum in several unique ways. It’s the full and complete game as present on consoles, it’s iOS-first and it supports cross-platform play with console and PC players.

In talking with Apple’s VP of iOS, iPhone, and iPad product marketing, Greg Joswiak, TC discovered how Apple is leveraging the refreshed App Store to promote mobile gaming.

I spoke to Apple VP Greg Joswiak about Apple’s place in the industry. “Gaming has always been one of the most popular categories on the App Store,” he says. A recent relaunch of the App Store put gaming into its own section and introduced a Today tab

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Arizona big man Deandre Ayton leaving early for NBA – ESPN

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona freshman big man Deandre Ayton is leaving early for the NBA after one dominating season.

Ayton made the announcement that he will declare for this June’s NBA draft on his Twitter feed Wednesday.

I’m just a kid from the Bahamas who came to the States when I was 12 years old with a dream. I can’t say anything about this journey other than that it’s God’s Plan 🙏🏾 Next Stop: 2018 NBA Draft #BullySeason #242toTheWorld

— Deandre Ayton (@DeandreAyton) March 21, 2018

The 7-foot-1, 260-pound Ayton was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after averaging 20.1 points (on 61 percent shooting) and 11.6 rebounds per game.

Ayton is the top pick in ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony’s NBA mock draft.

The Bahamian big man has the size of a center but the athleticism of a small forward. He has excellent footwork, a good midrange jump shot and he passes well out of double teams, traits that have him projected to be a lottery pick in the draft, and possibly the No. 1 overall pick.

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'Seize This Moment': Doug Jones Tackles Gun Control In First Senate Speech – NPR

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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones delivered his maiden speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, tackling a topic that would seem anathema to most Southern Democrats — gun control.

Jones, who was elected in a special election upset last December, called for universal background checks, raising the age for purchasing semi-automatic weapons to 21 and eliminating key loopholes that could allow a gun to fall into dangerous hands.

“In the wake of yet another mass shooting, and the rising voices of young people across the country, it is our responsibility – our duty – to have a serious discussion about guns and gun safety,” Jones said. “But that conversation has to be two-fold: We must acknowledge the deadly consequences that can follow when a gun is in the wrong hands, but also recognize and respect the freedom to own and enjoy guns by law-abiding citizens as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Those two concepts are not mutually exclusive.”

Jones nodded to his own background as a gun-owning hunting enthusiast, and talked about how he’s shared that love with his son. He also shied away from completely vilifying the National Rifle Association, which has resisted many of the proposals he and other legislators have put forward. President Trump initially seemed open to more drastic gun control measures in a bipartisan meeting earlier this month, but later backed off and has endorsed arming some school personnel, among other measures backed by the NRA.

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