Title: Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations
Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the storage of firearms and ammunition on residential premises. Specifically, the bill requires firearms and ammunition on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if an individual who resides at the residence is ineligible to possess a firearm. The firearms and ammunition must be safely stored in one of two ways: (1) secured, unloaded, and separated in a safe and locked with a trigger lock; or (2) off the premises at a storage facility or gun range. Safes, trigger locks, and storage facilities must be certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Finally, an individual who violates the safe storage requirements is subject to penalties—criminal penalties if the violation results in the discharge of a firearm, or civil penalties if the violation does not result in the discharge of a firearm. Additionally, DOJ must seize and safely store the individual's firearms and ammunition.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Last Action Date: March 1, 2021
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Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (3 of 435)
|House||Mar 1, 2021||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
|House||Jan 4, 2021||Introduced in House|
|House||Jan 4, 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jan 30 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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