Firearms; use in commission of crime, civil liability for negligent gun storage. (SB1084)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of firearm in commission of crime; civil liability. Provides that a person may be held civilly liable for injury to the person or property of another or for wrongful death resulting from the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime if it can be shown by clear and convincing evidence that the firearm came into the possession of the person who committed the crime because of the failure of the civil defendant to reasonably secure the firearm from theft or unauthorized possession. The bill provides that a civil defendant exercising the ordinary standard of care for securing firearms will not be held civilly liable. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101669D
12/17/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2019Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)


Tim Greene writes:

Ordinary standard of care for securing firearms must be defined.