More than 100 businesses in the Seattle area have agreed to sign on to the city’s “gun free zone” program, at least one signup per day since the program launched in August.
"In the face of inaction at the federal level on gun control laws, in the face of inaction at the state level on gun control laws, this is an opportunity for businesses, individuals in a community, to take action themselves," Mayor Mike McGinn said during a news conference Thursday, KIRO radio reported.
Participating businesses display a “gun free zone” decal on their front windows and anyone caught in a “gun free” business with a firearm could be considered a trespasser, police said.
"Thank you to these businesses for partnering with Washington CeaseFire to change the culture of gun violence in our city," McGinn said.
McGuinn and Ralph Fascitelli, president of Washington CeaseFire, hope that the program will become a national model. They said that other cities have contacted them for advice on launching their own “gun free zone" programs.
Here’s a list of the businesses that have signed up for the program (via Washington Cease Fire):
The mayor's office did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheBlaze.
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