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This model law requires an individual who owns or possesses a firearm to report the loss or theft of his/her firearm to law enforcement within 48 hours before he/she knew or reasonably should have known that it was missing. The law also requires a person who had a firearm lost or stolen during the five years prior to the enactment of the law to report the loss to law enforcement within 60 days. This model was written specifically for local governments in California.
This model resolution urges local law enforcement to send letters concerning the obligations of a gun owner to prospective firearm purchasers during the ten-day waiting period. The letter will inform the gun purchaser that it is a crime to sell or give a gun to another individual without completing a Dealer Record of Sale form at a gun store. If a Dealer Record of Sale form is not completed and the firearm is involved with a crime, the City Attorney may prosecute the previous owner. This model was written specifically for local governments in California.
This model law prohibits the possession of large capacity ammunition magazines. The law was written specifically for municipal and county governments in California. The law includes definitions, penalties, and a list of individuals or agencies exempted from the law.
This model resolution urges a county\'s sheriff or a city\'s chief of police to sign-up for monthly updates from the state DOJ with the names of armed individuals that are prohibited from possessing firearms. The state DOJ maintains an online database of individuals who purchased firearms legally, but who subsequently lost the right to own or possess a firearm. The sheriff or chief of police is urged to investigate each individual on the list and retrieve illegally held firearms. This model was written specifically for local governments in California.
Bump stocks and other similar devices are marketed to shooters seeking to convert their weapon to simulate the rapid, continuous fire of an automatic firearm while using a semi-automatic gun. In October 2017, a gunman in Las Vegas used multiple bump stock devices to convert semi-automatic rifles into weapons that fired 9 shots per second. He used those weapons to carry out the deadliest mass shooting attack in modern history. These devices are currently legal in most states and are not regulated by the federal government.
This model law requires a person who wants to own, possess, purchase, or otherwise acquire a firearm to have a firearm owners\\\' safety certificate. To be eligible for the certificate, applicants must complete a firearm safety training course, pass a safety course exam, receive live firing instruction, and complete a self-handling demonstration. The law includes a safe storage provision that requires firearms to be stored unloaded and locked. Included in this provision, is a requirement that gun owners report the loss or theft of a firearm to law enforcement. This model applies to local governments in Illinois. This document also includes a section that outlines common legal challenges to gun control laws.
This ordinance requires every person who possesses a firearm to notify the police department of the destruction, loss or theft of his or her firearm within 48 hours of when the person knows or should have known. An individual should also notify the department of a sale, transfer, inheritance or other disposition of the firearm within 48 hours. A person who violates this ordinance will be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and be incarcerated for between 90 and 180 days. In addition, the ordinance requires an individual to report to the police within 72 hours the loss, theft, or destruction of his or her Chicago firearm permit or firearm registration certificate.
This ordinance makes it unlawful for any person who owns or possesses a firearm to knowingly or negligently fail to report the theft or loss of such firearm to the Sacramento Police Department within forty-eight hours of the time he/she knew or should have known the firearm has been stolen or lost, when either the owner or possessor resides in the city, or the theft or loss of the firearm occurs in the city. As used in this section, firearm means any device, designed to be used as a weapon or modified to be used as a weapon, which expels a projectile through a barrel by the force of an explosion or other form of combustion. Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.