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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 29, 2019 02:04 PM
From: Representative Tim Briggs
To: All House members
Subject: Protecting Children from Accidental Gun Injuries and Deaths
 
Imagine returning home from work or receiving a phone call to find out that your son or daughter, or one of their friends, was accidentally injured or killed by a gun shot. Sadly, this happens each year to thousands of children and families in the United States.

These tragedies can be easily avoided by the enactment of my legislation which would require the safe storage of firearms in homes where children may be present. Failure to comply will this rule would result in a felony of the third degree if used in a crime or if death or grievous injury is caused, or a summary offense (misdemeanor of the third degree if second or subsequent offense) if a child is simply found in unlawful possession of a firearm.

As elected officials, it is our responsibility to consider proposals such as this that seek to protect all Pennsylvanians. Please consider supporting this effort to save lives, protect children, and ensure that firearms are only used by their rightful owners.

Previous Co-Sponsors (House Bill 1635 from 2017-2018): M. SCHLOSSBERG, S. KINSEY, D. COSTA, D. FRANKEL, J. ROEBUCK, K. WATSON, B. SIMS, M. ROZZI, P. SCHWEYER, S. McCARTER, M. DALEY, M. MADDEN, C. HILL-EVANS, T. STEPHENS, J. McNEILL, C. COMITTA, H. TAI and M. DEAN



Introduced as HB525