Nassau lawmakers push for gun storage safety law

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Democratic lawmakers in Nassau County are pushing for a law that would require gun owners to take measures to keep guns out of the hands of kids.

The proposed Nassau County Gun Storage Safety Law would require anyone who owns gun and lives with a minor to keep the weapon locked in a depository or box.

County Executive Laura Curran gathered in Mineola Monday with fellow lawmakers, as well as students, law enforcement officials and people who have lost loved ones to gun violence to call for the bill.

Backers of the measure cite statistics involving suicides of teens who get access to guns in their own homes, as well as the accidental gun deaths of children.

 

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