- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on passage of a firearm-storage proposal in San Francisco (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

Supervisors have unanimously approved legislation requiring strict lock-up of firearms in unattended vehicles in San Francisco.

The ordinance is in response to a number of high-profile shootings with guns stolen from cars last year in San Francisco. Among them was the death of a young woman killed in July with a gun stolen from the car of a federal agent.

In October, prosecutors say a trio of drifters stole a gun from a civilian car and used it to kill a backpacker and a tantric yoga instructor.

The ordinance approved Tuesday calls for people to lock up firearms in a trunk that can’t be opened from the main body of the car or in a box attached to the vehicle. Violation of the law would be a misdemeanor offense.

The legislation requires a second vote, which is expected next week.

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4 p.m.

The Board of Supervisors plans to vote Tuesday on legislation requiring strict lock-up of firearms in unattended vehicles in San Francisco.

The ordinance is in response to a number of high-profile shootings with guns stolen from cars last year in San Francisco. Among them was the death of a young woman killed in July with a gun stolen from the car of a federal agent.

In October, prosecutors say a trio of drifters stole a gun from a civilian car and used it to kill a backpacker and a tantric yoga instructor.

The ordinance calls for people to lock up firearms in a trunk that can’t be opened from the main body of the car or in a box attached to the vehicle. Violation is a misdemeanor offense.

Supporters say too many firearms end up with criminals.

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