State Senator Sue Windels (D-19) has introduced Senate Bill 49, which requires mandatory storage of all firearms. This legislation would force adults to put all their firearms under lock and key or face an undetermined misdemeanor if a firearm is later used in a suicide or crime. This dangerous bill renders homeowners defenseless and gives criminals a clear advantage in home invasions. If passed, SB49 would add to the already cumbersome bureaucracy that affects gun shops, gun shows, or anywhere else firearms are sold, by requiring them to post a sign informing gun-owners that they must lock up their guns.
On Monday, February 4 the Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs voted 3-2 to send SB49 to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Please contact the members of the committee and respectfully urge them to defeat this dangerous legislation.
Senate Appropriations Committee
State Senator John Morse (D-11), Chairman
State Senator Maryanne “Moe” Keller (D-20), Vice-Chairman
State Senator Greg Brophy (R-1)
State Senator Ted Harvey (R-30)
State Senator Steve Johnson (R-15)
State Senator Mike Kopp (R-22)
State Senator Chris Romer (D-32)
State Senator Abel Tapia (D-3)
State Senator Jennifer Veiga (D-31)
State Senator Sue Windels (D-19)