HB 2510 HB2510 Text
- Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock, in locked container or in gun room except in specified circumstances.
OSSA HB25120 Analysis
HB2510 Analysis and Comments:
- The Oregon State Shooting Association supports and is active today in safety training, shooting sports program development of our diverse citizens within Oregon to exercise their responsible use of firearms.
- HB2510’s intent is to control unauthorized access of firearms by minors and unauthorized persons through defined and practiced control of the firearms. Persons who do not control firearms are subject to Class C violations and if the firearms are involved in harm of others or property, within 2 years of the lack of control event, are liable for damages.
- HB2510 requires firearms to be cable locked, stored in a locked container, or in a gun room when the person is not in control of the firearm. Note that the definition of a gunroom is incomplete and requires slight amendment (noted below) that still supports the central intent of the original HB2510.
- HB2510 effectively makes the storage of firearms without locking devices, locking containers, or in a gun room, including those for personal defense, unlawful if friends or minors enter the home.
- The Right to Keep and Bear Arms question arises in the time delay in opening such locks in the event of a home/personal defense situation. Firearms owners who wish to store their firearms in their home for personal or home defense would have to acquire devices for locking that meet HB2510 requirements, their requirements for timely deployment, and their ability to afford the costs. Quick open containers are available in today’s market, at a cost.
- SECTION 2.(3)(b) requires that if the cable locks, containers, or gun room solutions are not deployed that doors and windows of the building must be locked. This is to restrict unauthorized access to firearms by minors and any other unauthorized persons (friends, family, visitors, …) that happen to visit the home.
- Minors are restricted within HB2510. For a minor to possess or transport a firearm, without an accountable adult present, they must be the owner of the firearm. This excludes handguns since minors cannot own handguns by federal law. As a result, minors who are competitive shooters who wish to independently travel to ranges for training or competitions must officially own their firearms.
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