TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 4, 2019
State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, is renewing “MaKayla’s Law,” a bill designed to penalize adults who leave weapons out where children can use them to kill or injure other kids, The Daily Memphian reports. The bill would enable authorities to charge an adult with reckless endangerment if they fail to safely secure or lock a firearm, enabling a child under to 13 to use the weapon to kill or injure another child. If passed, it would make it a Class E felony for an adult if a child obtains their gun and injures another child, and a Class C felony if a child uses the gun to kill another child. Kyle has previously attempted to push MaKayla's Law through the legislature but failed.