HB 2505 : Yuille Forsyth Safe Firearm Storage Act

Position: Support Status: House Judiciary Committee

Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except in specified circumstances.

Update


January 15, 2019: Referred to House Judiciary Committee January 14, 2019: Introduced by Rep. Barbara Smith Warner

  • Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except in specified circumstances.
    • Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine.
  • If minor obtains unsecured firearm as result of violation, punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine.
  • Provides that person who does not secure firearm as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation.
  • Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container when transferring firearm except in specified circumstances.
    • Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine.
    • Provides that person who transfers firearm without securing firearm is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation.
  • Requires person to report loss or theft of firearm within 24 hours of time person knew or should have known of loss or theft.
    • Punishes violation of requirement by maximum of $1,000 fine.
  • Requires person transferring firearm to minor to directly supervise minor’s use of firearm unless minor is owner of firearm.
  • Provides that person who does not supervise minor as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property caused by minor’s use of firearm.
  • Directs Attorney General to specify by rule minimum specifications for trigger and cable locks and locked containers required by Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.