March 30, 2023

Mandatory Trigger Lock Bill Might Get Repealed

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Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R) Colorado, proposed an amendment to a bill requiring trigger locks on guns, that would overturn a law passed last year. The amendment passed the House.

Last year as part of the law that was wrangled about in Congress about liability of gun sellers and manufacturers, the Senate attached to that bill the requirement that all hand gun sales come equipped with a trigger lock – an additional $5 – $7 per sale.

Opponents of the required trigger lock say that adding the 5-7 dollar fee to the sale is an unlawful tax levied onto gun buyers. They also say the lock, if used, would prevent people from gaining access to their guns quickly in times of emergency. In addition, responsible gun owners, that would be the lawful ones, say they don’t need government telling them how to be safe.

Proponents of the locks say it would save some of the 30,000 accidental gun deaths in the U.S. each year.

Where is the NRA on this issue? See related story.

Tom Remington