Tomorrow, March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a work session to consider Senate Bill 115. Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list of places firearms are prohibited from being carried and kept to include public library property. In addition to banning firearms within the library, this prohibition would be extended to include the parking lot as well. This would encompass the onsite “book drop” stations commonly used for returning library materials.
The motivation behind this bill likely stems from an incident last year where a mother of three, who home schools her children, was detained and handcuffed for open carrying in a public library even though it’s not prohibited under current law. Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose SB 115!
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