FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 26, 2019
CONTACT: Lisa Subeck, 608-266-7521 (office)
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 five bills designed to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who intend to use them for harm. The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package would take needed steps to address gun violence.
“Gun violence plagues our nation, posing a serious public health and safety crisis. The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package of legislation includes common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of our children and out of the hands of dangerous individuals,” said Rep. Subeck.
LRB-1027 would require businesses that sell firearms to secure all firearms when the business is unattended. This legislation would prevent criminals who break into a gun store from simply walking off with as many handguns as they can carry.
LRB-0975 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-0978 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-0979 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-0984 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 deserve the peace of mind that their children are safe whether they are at home, at school, or out in the community. The “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package would make our communities safer by preventing gun violence and accidental deaths at the hands of those who should not have access to firearms,” said Rep. Subeck.