As early as tonight, the House may bring to the floor a bill package to impose a one-size-fits-all firearm storage requirement to make them unavailable for self-defense. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE HBs 4139, 4140, 4141, and 4144.
House Bills 4139, 4141, 4140, and 4144 impose a mandatory storage scheme for firearm owners, not taking into account an individual’s particular situation. Those not storing firearms in compliance face prison time up to 15 years and fines up to $7,500, for unauthorized access by minors. In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court held that storage provisions that prevent a law-abiding American from having ready access to a firearm for self-defense are unconstitutional.
Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE HBs 4139, 4140, 4141, and 4144.