A bill introduced in the state legislature criminalizes improperly storing a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor. The proposed safe storage rule would require gun owners who plan to leave a firearm unattended near a minor, whether in their own home or elsewhere, to either store the firearm in a locked container or unload the firearm and render it inoperable using the proper lock.

Dr. Cindy Ewell Foster speaks with The State News about legislation introduced and discussed in the House and Senate regarding safe storage and related suicide data.