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Old May 1, 2009, 12:59 PM   #5
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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The childproofing provision in A01326 appears to comply with Heller in that it places the burden on the sellers and manufacturers of firearms, rather than on the owner:

This bill would prohibit the sale of pistols or revolvers by any person, firm or corporation in the retail business of selling guns which does not contain child proofing features built into the design of the gun. The prohibition would apply to pistols or revolvers manufactured twelve or more months after the effective date of the bill. Design features could include the capacity to adjust the trigger resistance of the gun to at least a ten pound pull, the capacity to alter the firing mechanism so that an average five year old child's hand would be too small to operate the gun, or the capacity to require a series of multiple motions in order to fire the gun. A violation ofthis provision would be a class A misdemeanor.
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