A1094 & A5844A A. 3292A
SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS
This bill has been renamed for 2012 to the
"children's weapon accident prevention act".
You can Read the Actual bill here. "children's weapon accident prevention act".
The theory behind these proposals is that by mandating a regimen of storage procedures for weapons, defined as rifles; shotguns; pistols; and revolvers, there will be a reduction in the firearms deaths and injuries in New York State, particularly those involving children. The specific objectives are the prevention of theft by individuals for use in other crimes, the deterring of spontaneous suicides, and a reduction in accidents. This is built on the premise that a significant number of weapons are currently stored in an unsecured manner and are, in fact, the source of weapons used criminally or negligently.
This is at best “feel good” legislation, trying to address a problem that doesn’t really exist. The death or injury of a child is indeed a tragic occurrence but the most frequent cause is not going be addressed by this legislation. Individuals who put children at risk are not likely to be deterred by anything in the New York Penal Law.
Should the legislature wish to codify what is, in reality, personal responsibility and common sense, it should be done so in a manner that is consistent with the rights of firearms owners and specifies a level of security that is appropriate to the perceived risk
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