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Biden Administration Announces New Regulations on Guns

According to the Justice Department of President Joe Biden, Federal Firearms licensees (FFL) will have to have secure gun storage or safety devices available for purchase under a new federal gun control rule announced on Monday.

According to AmericanMilitaryNews, on Feb. 3, this rule will go into effect, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) said it is designed to ensure that firearms are secured and stored safely.

DOJ states that secure gun storage or safety device involves “a safe, gun safe, gun case, lockbox or another device that is designed to be or can be used to store a firearm and that is designed to be unlocked only by means of a key, a combination or other similar means.”

Due to the fact that not all storage or safety devices are compatible with all types of guns, FFLs must offer a variety of options to suit the firearms they sell.

“Today’s announcements build on the department’s efforts to reduce the risk of firearms falling into the wrong hands,” Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced.

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“Gun safety is a Department of Justice priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate steps to help reduce the number of people killed and injured by the misuse of firearms.”

The Washington Times quoted National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesman Lars Dalseide as saying, “has always supported the safe storage of firearms.”

Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has published a Best Practices Guide for Firearms Dealers, which is “designed to assist FFLs in complying with all required firearm laws and regulations that are designed to ensure public safety and the traceability of firearms.”

According to the DOJ, the guide “encourages FFLs to provide customers with ATF publications to help firearms owners better understand their legal obligations, as well as practical steps they can take to help keep firearms out of the hands of prohibited persons and facilitate the safe storage of firearms.”

Several weeks ago, Jennifer and James Crumbley were charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of the teens after their son used a firearm which they failed to properly secure, authorities recalled.

The Crumbleys, according to Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald, “had every reason to know [Ethan] was dangerous and they gave him a weapon and they didn’t secure it and they allowed him free access to it.”

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