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Bill Would Expand State's Gun-Storage Requirement

Bill Would Expand State's Gun-Storage Requirement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that is close to passing the Legislature would require gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with someone who is legally prohibited from owning a firearm.

The legislation from Democratic Sen. Rod Wright of Inglewood expands the state's gun-storage law to those who know or should know they are living with someone who is not allowed to possess firearms.

The state's list of people who cannot legally own weapons includes those who have a felony conviction, a violent misdemeanor, a determination that they are mentally unstable or a domestic violence restraining order.

Supporters, including the California Police Chiefs Association, say the requirement would help prevent unlawful access to guns.

The Assembly passed SB363 Tuesday, 62-8, sending it back to the Senate for a final vote.

 

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