- Rashida Tlaib, a congresswoman from Michigan, has proposed a piece of gun legislation called the Safe Storage Saves Lives Act.
- The legislation aims to amend 18 USC section 922 subsection Z, requiring all firearms to be sold with trigger locks.
- Tlaib claims that there are 4.6 million children living in homes with unsecured firearms, but provides no data to support this statistic.
- She also states that firearm deaths are the leading cause of deaths among young people, which has been disproven.
- The legislation fails to connect unsecured storage to gun violence and does little to address the true problems in the country.
- The United States Department of Justice's own statistics show that the majority of firearm-related crimes are committed by individuals unlawfully possessing firearms.
- The proposed legislation does not address the issue of illegal firearms obtained through black market channels.
- Overall, the Safe Storage Saves Lives Act is seen as virtue signaling and unlikely to have a significant impact on reducing gun violence.
Welcome to Gun Law TV, where we discuss the latest gun laws and legislation. Today, we're focusing on a piece of gun legislation proposed by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from Michigan. Tlaib's proposed legislation, known as the Safe Storage Saves Lives Act, aims to amend 18 USC section 922 subsection Z, which deals with the sale and transfer of firearms.
According to Tlaib, there are currently 4.6 million children living in homes with unsecured firearms. However, she fails to provide any data or statistics to support this claim. Additionally, she states that firearm deaths are the leading cause of deaths among young people, but this statistic has been disproven. While firearm deaths are a significant issue, other causes such as accidents and drug overdoses are more common among young people.
The Safe Storage Saves Lives Act would require all firearms, not just handguns, to be sold with trigger locks. However, Tlaib's legislation fails to connect unsecured storage of firearms to gun violence. There is no evidence to suggest that unsecured storage is a significant factor in gun violence. The United States Department of Justice's own statistics reveal that 88.8 percent of individuals who commit firearm-related crimes are unlawfully possessing the firearm at the time of the crime. This highlights the fact that the majority of gun crimes are committed by individuals who obtain firearms illegally.
Furthermore, Tlaib's legislation does not address the issue of illegal firearms obtained through black market channels. The proposed trigger lock requirement would only affect lawful gun owners who purchase firearms through legal channels. It does nothing to address the problem of illegal firearms being obtained and used in crimes.
In conclusion, the Safe Storage Saves Lives Act proposed by Rashida Tlaib is seen as virtue signaling rather than a meaningful solution to reducing gun violence. The legislation does not provide any evidence to support its claims and fails to address the true problems associated with gun violence. It is unlikely to have a significant impact on reducing firearm-related crimes. As responsible gun owners, it is important to be aware of the law and how it applies in any given situation. Stay informed and stay safe.