The National Association for Gun Rights Opposes Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation at the Federal Level

On December 15, 2021, Michigan Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin introduced the “Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act” which compels lawful gun owners to lock up all guns in a home if children are present . If people don’t comply with this bill’s regulation, they could face up to five years in jail. 

The National Association for Gun Rights was one of the organizations who was vocally opposed to the introduction of this legislation. 

“This is preposterously dangerous piece of legislation. Forcing gun owners to lock up all their firearms under threat of jail time is blatant government overreach, with potentially deadly consequences. When seconds count in a home defense situation, Rep. Slotkin wants to leave you defenseless. She should rename her bill the ‘Put Your Family in Danger Act’ and then immediately withdraw it,” declared Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights.

According to research by pro-Second Amendment intellectuals like Dr. John Lott, states which have enacted mandatory storage laws have never experienced any positive results. Slotkin’s legislation would effectively nationalize mandatory storage legislation. 

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“We should be teaching children gun safety, not fear. On its own, this legislation is unenforceable, but does set a precedent for disgruntled neighbors, friends, and family members to rat out otherwise safe, law-abiding gun owners who want firearms at the ready for the defense of themselves and others. But this is what Joe Biden and the anti-gun Left want – Big Brother inside your home, controlling how you exercise your right to keep and bear arms.” concluded Brown.

The National Association for Gun Rights is now calling on its members to urge their representatives to oppose Congresswoman Slotkin’s legislation.

NAGR is one of the premier no compromise organizations in the nation. In addition to spearheading legislation such as Constitutional Carry at the state level, NAGR can generally be counted on to stop federal gun control measures.