Proposed city law would require gun owners to lock away firearms at home

Proposed city law would require gun owners to lock away firearms at home

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The proposed ordinance would require all firearms in a residence be stored in a locked container, or disabled by a trigger lock, unless they are being carried by or are under control of the owner. SAN DIEGO — A proposed ordinance that would require gun owners to lock away or disable their firearms at home is headed to the San Diego City Council after being considered by a divided Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on Wednesday morning. City Attorney Mara Elliott proposed the Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance as a way to reduce accidental shootings of children and other firearm-related injuries and deaths. Elliott noted on Wednesday that the meeting was one day after the sixth anniversary of the death of a 10-year-old boy who was accidentally shot after he and a playmate found a pistol in a neighbor’s garage in Scripps Ranch. San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott (John R. McCutchen/The San Diego Union-Tribune) Committee Chair Barbara Bry and Councilwoman Vivian Moreno supported the proposal and Councilman Chris Cate opposed it, sending the item to the full City Council without a recommendation. The ordinance would require all firearms in a residence be stored in a locked container, or disabled by a trigger lock, unless they are being carried by or are under control of the owner, according to a news release from Elliott and a staff report by her office . According to that staff report, which was issued last month, the new ordinance “does not substantially […]

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