LEAP Forward
Politicizing Guns since 2017

Legislation

Rhode Island S 502 - Safe Storage

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Rhode Island S 502

Weapons

by Cynthia Coyne (D), Lou DiPalma (D), Dawn Euer (D), James Seveney (D), Bridget Valverde (D)


LEAP Forward Position: Support

While many  gun owners use responsible storage practices, and estimated 4.6 million children living in homes with unsecured guns, contributing to accidental deaths. There are few laws in place to ensure that guns are stored securely when not in use.

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(b) It shall be unlawful to store or keep any firearm in any place unless the weapon is secured in a locked container, or equipped with a tamper resistant mechanical lock or other safety device, properly engaged so as to render the weapon inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user. For purposes of this section, the weapon shall not be deemed stored or kept if carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user. Violations of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), and not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000).