The purpose of House Bill 86 is to set some limits on gun use. These limits address the waiting period before firearm delivery or possession, safe storage, reporting on lost or stolen firearms and firearm liability insurance.
HB 86 passed its first reading in the General Assembly session on Monday, and the Judiciary Committee will take further action to work on the bill. House Bill 61, which also involves gun laws, passed its first reading on Feb. 14 and will go to the Judiciary Committee, as well.
Gary Pearce, retired political consultant and blogger, said he thinks the proposed bill is very important because it can protect people from unnecessary violence.
“Kids are getting murdered in schools. Adults are getting murdered where they work," Pearce said. “... It is much more of a national emergency than it is an imaginary crisis.”
HB 86 is sponsored by eighteen House Democrats, including LEAPer Christy Clark. LEAP Forward will be grading action on the bill and scoring support.