HB 2505 : Yuille Forsyth Safe Firearm Storage Act

Position: Support Status: House Desk Awaiting First Reading

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

Update


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.