Indiana HB 1149 - Safe Storage of Firearms /January 7, 2019 by Charles Yeganian Indiana HB 1149by Rep. Edward DeLaney (D)LEAP Forward Position: Support Chapter 1.5. Storage of Firearms12 Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, “antique firearm” has the13 meaning set forth in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(16).14 Sec. 2. As used inthis chapter, “child” hasthe meaning set forth15 in IC 35-47-10-3.16 Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, “inoperable firearm” means a17 firearm that is permanently unable to discharge or expel a18 projectile by means of an explosion.The term does not include any19 firearm that may be modified to discharge or expel a projectile by20 means of an explosion.21 Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, “loaded firearm” means a22 firearm with one (1) or more of the following characteristics:23 (1) A bullet, cartridge, projectile, or round in the breech,24 chamber, or cylinder of the firearm.25 (2) Ammunition in close proximity to the firearm so that a26 person can readily insert the ammunition into the firearm.27 (3) Ammunition that is:28 (A) inserted or stored inside the:29 (i) breech;30 (ii) cylinder; or31 (iii) fixed magazine;32 of the firearm; or33 (B) housed or stored inside a detachable magazine of the34 firearm.35 Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, “secures” means to prevent36 access to a firearm. The term includes the following:37 (1) Placing or storing the firearm in a locked container.38 (2) Temporarily rendering the firearm inoperable by:39 (A) use of a trigger lock, bore lock, cable lock, or40 comparable device; or41 (B) disassembling the firearm in a manner that prevents42 the firearm from operating.