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2007 House Bill 1014: Encouraging safe storage of firearms.
Introduced by Rep. Jim Moeller (Vancouver) (D) on January 1, 2007
To expand the criminal definition of “reckless endangerment” to include storing a loaded firearm in a location where a child could reasonably be expected to and does gain access to a firearm. Exemptions are made if the firearm is stored in a secure lockbox, gun safe, or other secure location. Reckless endangerment is a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine no more than $5,000, or both. Firearm dealers would be required to offer to sell a lockbox, gun safe, or a device designed to prevent the firearm from discharging. Violators would be guilty of a class 3 civil infraction subject to a $50 penalty.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 8, 2007