Washington state's Supreme Court has declined to review a decision by the state Court of Appeals, ending the gun ban in Seattle parks.
The decision rules in favor of the Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and several Seattle-area gun owners, who sued the City of Seattle and former Mayor Greg Nickels in October 2009.
The case started in 2008, when a suspect with a concealed weapon permit shot and injured three people at the Folklife Festival in Seattle. After that incident, then-Mayor Greg Nickels directed city departments to evaluate policies related to guns.
Nickels enacted a ban on firearms in Parks and Recreation facilities intended for youth, including playgrounds, parks and community centers.