Unsafe gun storage bills introduced

— Two bills requiring “safe”storage of firearms were introduced in the Legislature last week.

Senate Bill 5463 was introduced by Sen. Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby, and House Bill 1122 was introduced by Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-Seattle.

The bills would provide for charging hunters and other firearms owners with “community endangerment due to unsafe storage of a firearm” if a gun is stored in a place known or accessible to children.

Gun owners could also face charges under the legislation if anyone barred from possessing a firearm knows the storage location or can access it.


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