On Tuesday, the Brentwood City will receive a presentation regarding firearm storage and could provide the Brentwood Police Department with direction on a future ordinance.
According to the agenda, the item was requested by Councilmember Jovita Mendoza after the city received a letter from Moms Demand Action.
The Brentwood Police Department will compare and contrast what guidelines are being requested by Moms Demand Action versus current guidelines and what could be improved.
Captain Doug Silva confirmed Friday that Moms Demand Action is proposing a more restrictive ordinance than state law and that the council is looking for clarifications before taking action.
Within the staff report:
CRIMINAL STORAGE OF FIREARM
Criminal storage of a firearm is covered under California Law (25100 PC):
- (a) first degree: child obtains firearm and causes death or great bodily injury to the child or any other person.
- (b) second degree: child obtains firearm and causes injury, other than great bodily injury, to the child or any other person.
- (c) third degree: a person negligently stores or leaves a firearm in a location where the person knows, or reasonably should know, that a child is likely to gain access to the firearm.
A PERSON CANNOT KEEP A FIREARM INSIDE A RESIDENCE AND NEGLIGENTLY STORE OR LEAVE THE FIREARM IN A LOCATION WHERE THEY KNOW, OR REASONABLY SHOULD KNOW, THAT A CHILD IS LIKELY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THAT FIREARM WITHOUT TAKING REASONABLE ACTION TO SECURE THE FIREARM.
Proposed Safe Storage Ordinance by Moms Demand Action:
ALL FIREARMS KEPT INSIDE A RESIDENCE SHALL BE SECURED IN A LOCKED CONTAINER OR DISABLED WITH A TRIGGER LOCK.