Indiana HB 1048 - Child Access Prevention / by Charles Yeganian


Requires a retail dealer to conspicuously display certain language regarding the accessibility of firearms by children at the retail dealer’s place of business. Provides that a child care provider or custodial parent, legal guardian, or grandparent who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly fails to secure a firearm against accessibility by a child commits dangerous storage of a firearm, a Class B infraction. Provides that the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if the child care provider or custodial parent, legal guardian, or grandparent has a prior, unrelated conviction for the offense. Provides that the offense is a Level 6 felony if: (1) the offense results in death or serious bodily injury; or (2) the child care provider or custodial parent, legal guardian, or grandparent has two or more prior, unrelated convictions for the offense. Provides certain exceptions. Provides immunity in certain instances. Provides that a person not in a place specifically set aside for the discharge of a firearm who knowingly or intentionally discharges a loaded firearm without legal justification while in a city or town commits a Level 6 felony.