An Act To Protect Children from Accidental Injury Due to Unsafe Storage of Firearms
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2015 is enacted to read:
§ 2015. Unsafe storage of firearm
This bill requires that firearms kept in a place where children reside or receive child care services or where persons prohibited from possessing firearms reside be secured in a locked container or with tamper-resistant devices that prevent them from being discharged. It excludes antique firearms from this requirement. A fine is provided for violation of the requirement, and a violation is evidence of wanton or reckless conduct in any criminal or civil case if injury or death was the result of the violation.