The city’s new ordinance requires all firearms to be stored under lock and key when inside the home.

Petaluma has become the first city in Sonoma County to pass an ordinance tightening the rules on gun storage, in an effort to increase safety and accountability among gun owners and eliminate accidental shootings in homes.

The ordinance, introduced and unanimously passed during the City Council’s Dec. 19 meeting, calls for all firearms within city limits to be stored in a locked container or disabled with a locking device. The ordinance also reduces the amount of time a gun owner has to report a lost or stolen firearm – from five days to two days.

Source: Petaluma first in county to tighten gun storage law

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