Gun safety legislation introduced in Madison

The Wisconsin Gazette

State Rep. Lisa Subeck this week introduced four bills intended to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who intend to use them for harm.

“As gun violence presents a significant public health and safety crisis, it is imperative that take action to keep our communities safe,” Subeck, a Democrat from Madison, said in a news release. “The Safe Storage for Gun Safety package of legislation offers common sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of our children and out of the hands of dangerous individuals.”

LRB-4399 would require reporting of lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours of discovering the loss or theft. The legislation would enable law enforcement to trace guns more effective, according to the legislator’s office.

LRB-4400 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-4412 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-4423 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.