At the December 9th City Council Meeting, the Council adopted a Firearm Safe Storage Ordinance, requiring all owners of firearms within the Town of Colma to safely store their firearm per the new ordinance. According to a 2008 report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, living in a home where guns are kept increased an individual’s risk of death by homicide between 40% and 170%. Similarly, A 2004 national study determined that the presence of guns in the home increased an individual’s risk of death by homicide by 90%. In short, the ordinance states that no person shall keep a firearm in any residence unless the firearm is stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock. The purpose of the ordinance is to educate and reach those who are unaware of the dangers of having an unsecured firearm in the home. Please select the link below to access the State Attorney General’s Office website for more information on DOJ authorized locking devices.