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House Overturns Mandatory Gun Locks Provision

Friday, June 30, 2006

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn the federal requirement that federally licensed firearm dealers provide a “secure gun storage or safety device” (e.g., trigger locks, cable locks, gun safes, gun cases, lock boxes, etc.) with the sale and/or transfer of every handgun.  The amendment, offered to a larger appropriations bill, was sponsored by U.S. Representative Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.), and passed by a vote of 230-191.  This legislation has yet to be considered by the U.S. Senate.

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