Today at 3:00PM, the House Rules Committee will convene and is scheduled to hold a work session on House Bill 4005A to impose one-size-fits-all standards for firearm storage. The vote on whether to send it to the House floor is expected to occur after 5:30PM. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE HB 4005A.
House Bill 4005A is a firearm storage bill that mandates the same egregious provisions from SB 978, which failed to pass last year. HB 4005A requires all firearms to be locked with a trigger-locking device or kept in a locked container, unless carried, with each firearm not secured constituting a separate violation. Anyone who has their firearms lost or stolen would be strictly liable for any injury to persons or property if the firearms were not stored in compliance with the law. Gun safety and storage is a matter of personal responsibility and every person’s situation is different. It is unreasonable for the law to impose a one-size-fits-all solution. In short, this measure invades people’s homes and forces them to render their firearms useless for self-defense or become criminals.
Again, please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE HB 4005A.