House Bill 1476, sponsored by Rep. G. A. Hardaway, would create fines and penalties for anybody who leaves a firearm or ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat without the firearm or ammunition being stored in a locked cabinet, safe, vault, case, or secured with a firearm locking device if the vehicle or boat is left unattended or with a person under 18 years of age; directs fines collected be deposited in the criminal injuries compensation fund and the domestic violence community education fund. Not only does this legislation intrude on an individual’s ability to effectively defend themselves in certain situations, it would also place the financial burden of completely unrelated funds and programs onto those individuals that it has ensnared. House Bill 1476 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 27. Please contact the committee and urge them to OPPOSE this bill.
You have to email these folks directly and tell them NO to this bill. Its almost to the point of being passed!!! This effectively makes it possible for you to be arrested for having a gun in your car. This is a NIGHTMARE.
Email these folks today!