Improper Storage of a Firearm
The 'safety device' must be properly engaged so as to render the firearm inoperable by any person other than the owner or other lawfully authorized user.
A conviction of this gun law for improperly storing a firearm could subject the person to 1 year imprisonment for firearms that are not 'large capacity weapons'; and for not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years in state prison in the case of a large capacity weapon or a machine gun.
For those persons that are charged with Improper Storage of a Firearm and who are not properly licensed to possess firearms, penalties are greater:
- Imprisonment not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years in the case of a firearm that is not a large capacity weapon; or
- Imprisonment not less than 2.5 years nor more than 10 years in the case of a firearm that is a large capacity weapon.
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