- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers in Missouri want to criminalize firearm storage that allows children to easily find weapons and potentially cause harm.

Childrens Firearm Safety Alliance co-founder and Democratic Rep. Stacey Newman tells the Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/2h2FQG1 ) that she will re-file a version of a previous bill to make it a Class D felony to knowingly leave “a readily available, loaded deadly weapon” in the presence of a minor.

To comply with the proposed law, gun owners would need to put a trigger or cable lock on the firearm, remove the ammunition or lock the weapon in a safe.

A proposed bill by another lawmaker aims to make “negligent storage of a firearm” a crime.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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