FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: January 18, 2015
CONTACT: Representative Lisa Subeck, 608-358-7090
Representative Subeck Introduces “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” Package to Curb Gun Violence and Accidental Shootings
MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) introduced a package of four bills designed to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who intend to use them for harm.
“As gun violence presents a significant public health and safety crisis, it is imperative that take action to keep our communities safe,” said Representative Lisa Subeck. “The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package of legislation offers common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of our children and out of the hands of dangerous individuals.”
LRB-4399 would require reporting of lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours of discovering they are lost or stolen. This legislation enables law enforcement to trace guns more effectively, and makes for the successful prosecution of users of stolen guns more likely.
LRB-4400 would require that at the time of sale or transfer of a firearm, the seller provide the individual receiving the gun with a secure lockable container or trigger lock for the firearm.
LRB-4412 would require a gun owner to store firearms in a locked container or have a locking device engaged if a person who cannot legally possess a firearm lives in the residence.
LRB-4423 would require a gun owner to store firearms in a locked container or have a locking device engaged if there is a child living in the residence or if a child is present in the home.
“Wisconsin families want to know that they and their children are safe whether they are home, at school, at work, or out in the community,” said Rep. Subeck. “The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package makes our communities safer by preventing gun violence and accidental deaths at the hands of those who should not have access to firearms.”
Copies of all four bills are attached.