GOLETA, Calif. - Goleta is considering an ordinance to require safe firearm storage at its City Council Meeting Tuesday evening.
The proposed ordinance would require gun owners to store their weapons in a locked container or to disable it with a trigger lock.
Council Member James Kyriaco tweeted “Coming to the Goleta City Council at my request. Common sense step to make Goleta a little bit safer for all of us.”
He included the hashtags #SafeStorageSavesLives and #MomsDemandAction .
“We're simply doing what has been done in places like Boston, going back to the founding of our republic, which is ensuring that while we maintain the right to bear arms, we can take action locally to ensure that we properly and safely store arms.” continued Goleta City Councilman James Kyriaco.
This comes as there been a dramatic increase in instances of both accidental shootings and instances in which someone is intentionally using a gun, but should not be.