Saturday, January 14, 2006

Alan Korwin on SSGSDs

Alan Korwin, author of Gun Laws of America, writes on "secure gun storage safety devices" in the Hawaii Reporter:
The Brady group and its congressional supporters are proceeding, and making headway, with a below-radar effort to ban operating firearms from the general public, without having to actually disarm America's 80 million gun owners.

The plan is now evolving around an innocent-sounding new legal term. It was tucked deep in a 400,000-word spending bill under president Clinton (law # P.L. 105-277), and it is now spreading throughout federal gun laws. Its latest use, the eighth, is in the frivolous-lawsuit ban just enacted (The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, law # P.L. 109-92; S.397). Described at the end of this report, it accents a liability all Americans -- not just gun owners -- are increasingly under, a tightening legal noose few people realize is around their necks.

The phrase is 'secure gun storage or safety device.' It includes almost anything that will keep a gun from working. At its simplest, it's gun locks.
He also comments on lawsuit abuse as it relates to guns.

Here is a link to Mr. Korwin's website: