Pennsylvania HB 532 - Safe Storage
An Act To Protect Children by Requiring the Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms
To enact section 2923.191 of the Revised Code to prohibit negligent storage of a firearm and to provide criminal penalties if a minor gains access to an improperly stored firearm.
Directs Department of State Police to conduct study on reporting of attempted unlawful firearm transfers and present report on findings to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to judiciary on or before September 15, 2020. Sunsets January 2, 2021.
To require safe storage of a pistol or revolver in a motor vehicle.
To require the safe storage of all firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, in a home with a minor under eighteen years of age.
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 26890 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
Firearms: Vehicle Storage
Requires gunsmiths and firearms dealers to implement a plan for securing firearms, rifles and shotguns, including those transported in interstate commerce with the following minimum requirements for such security plan: display cases must be locked at all times; firearms, rifles and shotguns must be secured in a locked fireproof safe or vault in the licensed premises or in a similar secured and locked area; and ammunition must be stored and secured separately from the firearms, rifles and shotguns, and out of reach of the customers.
This Act revises the crime of "unlawfully permitting a child access to a firearm," an existing class A misdemeanor under Delaware law. The offense is renamed "unsafe storage of a firearm" to place emphasis on firearm safety and proper storage. Under the revised statute, a crime is committed when a person intentionally or recklessly stores or leaves a loaded firearm where a minor or other person prohibited by law, or unauthorized person, can access the firearm, and the unauthorized person obtains the firearm. The unauthorized persons use of the firearm to inflict serious physical injury or death is not an element of the offense, but is an aggravating factor. For the purposes of this offense, stores and leaves does not include when firearm is carried by or under the control of the owner or another lawfully-authorized user.