5/04/2012

New rules for adoptions or foster children in Virginia

My research shows that such mandatory rules will make families less safe.  Accidental guns deaths involving children are very rare, when they do occur they don't involve the child firing the gun, and the locks make it difficult for people to use the guns defensively.  The new Virginia rules are available here:

R. Possession of any weapons, including firearms, in the home or independent living arrangement shall comply with federal and state laws and local ordinances.
1. Any firearms and other weapons shall be unloaded and stored with the weapon's safety mechanisms activated in a locked closet or cabinet.
2. Ammunition shall be stored in a locked location separate from the weapon.
3. The key or combination to the locked closet and cabinet shall at all times be maintained out of reach of all children in the home. 

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sherm said...

I don't have any guns with safeties that can be "activated" without the gun being cocked first. So, if I understand #1 correctly, an uncocked unloaded gun is less safe then a cocked unloaded gun with the safety on. In fact, it appears that I could get in trouble for storing a field stripped gun in a locked container if the safety wasn't activated. And what about that shoulder thing that goes up?

5/04/2012 12:33 PM  
Blogger Broken Andy said...

I don't think a rule stating that firearms are never, ever to be left with minors unsupervised, but the degree to which these rules go is too much.

5/04/2012 4:23 PM  
Blogger Hobie said...

I guess I won't be adopting or fostering any time soon.

5/05/2012 4:57 PM  

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