City of Albuquerque
File #: O-19-82   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/21/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adding A New Section To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Relating To Responsible Firearm Storage (Davis)
Attachments: 1. O-82.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
9/21/2020 City Council PassedFail Action details
9/9/2020 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
8/24/2020 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
10/7/2019 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
10/7/2019 President Referred  Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-82 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis

Adding A New Section To Chapter 12, Article 2 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Relating To Responsible Firearm Storage (Davis)
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department reports that 973 unattended and unsecured firearms were stolen from automobiles and residences in Albuquerque in just 11 months in 2017; and
WHEREAS, An analysis of more than 23,000 stolen firearms recovered by police between 2010 and 2016 found that the majority of these weapons were recovered in connection with crimes, including more than 1,500 violent acts such as murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery; and
WHEREAS, The practices of keeping firearms locked, unloaded, and storing ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms serve as protective measures that reduce youth suicide and unintentional injury in homes with children and teenagers where guns are stored; and
WHEREAS, In 12 states where child access prevention laws had been in effect for at least one year, unintentional firearm deaths fell by 23% among children under 15 years of age; and
WHEREAS, A study evaluating the association between youth-focused gun laws and suicides among youth found that child access prevention laws were associated with an 8.3% decrease in suicides among 14-17 year olds. Such laws reduced the risk of firearm suicide in this age group by 10.8%, and
WHEREAS, the National Rifle Association's "NRA Family" website includes numerous recommendations for securing firearms from unauthorized access and theft and states, "no matter what your storage requirements or financial situation may be, there is a safe gun storage method to meet your needs"; and
WHEREAS, gun locks are available for free from the US Department of Justice's Project ChildSafe, through numerous community organizations, and are available for purchase ...

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