BELOW THE RADAR Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act

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Michigan/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the biggest ways that Second Amendment supporters can preserve our right to keep and bear arms over the long term is to pass down the knowledge to future generations. So, it should come as no surprise that anti-Second Amendment extremists will seek to hamper that to whatever extent they can.

One such measure is HR 6370, the Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act, introduced by Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI). Slotkin received an F from NRA-PVF in 2020. However, she’s also a good choice for anti-Second Amendment extremists to use to front this particular anti-Second Amendment bill.

Why? Well, the district she currently represents includes northern Oakland County, Michigan. Among the localities in that party of Oakland County is Oxford, Michigan. Now, where have we heard about Oxford, Michigan, before? How about the shooting at Oxford High School?

Earlier, I noted that anti-Second Amendment extremists have something to point to as justification for this legislation and that the parents of the accused shooter did no favors for the Second Amendment with their conduct. Look at the text of HR 6370, and we now have an attack on our Second Amendment rights that was, if not preventable, would have been far less potent if not for what looks like weapons-grade stupidity.

In a way, we are lucky that Slotkin is only pushing for “child access prevention” laws that greatly reduce the ability of those who exercise their Second Amendment rights to have firearms ready for home defense. The infamous pitchfork murders in Merced, California, way back in 2000 is a classic example of the real harm those one-size-fits-all laws can cause.

In one sense, this law, which makes it a federal felony if their firearm is stolen by a minor, or if there is an accident involving a minor, barring it being locked up or kept out of reach or on someone’s person, with a five-year sentence hanging over a gun owner’s head, should not be even plausible. Again, though, thanks to the actions of the alleged Oxford High School shooter’s parents, this bill looks much more reasonable to the average person who doesn’t follow Second Amendment issues.

Look, Second Amendment supporters can have their own opinions about what to do with the parents of the accused Oxford High School shooter. What is undeniable, though, is that these parents have made life much harder for the rest of us, especially because we will need to spend time politely urging our Representative and Senators in Congress to oppose this legislation.

In addition, Second Amendment supporters will need to work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists like Representative Slotkin at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box in November.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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KK

What percentage of “child shooting” statistics are generated by inner city minority gang shootings? What percentage of total shooting statistics are generated by inner city minority gang shootings? Let’s concentrate on one HIGH PROFILE SENSATIONALIZED SCHOOL SHOOTING . . . AND OH . . . HE’S WHITE . . . the Black kid in Texas who took a gun from the parents and shot up the classroom WAS OUT ON BAIL THE NEXT DAY!!! (No charges for THOSE parents?) – forget the hundreds upon hundreds of shootings running up the statistics that are weaponized to justify mandating laws that disarm… Read more »

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Arizona Don

I grew up with guns. I was also taught at a young age (five) how to shoot as well as gun safety by my grandfather. His choice of weapons was on old (even then 1940’s) 22 single shot. I was born and raised on a farm and at the young age of seven I was hunting squirrels alone. They were seen as pests and caused havoc with our corn crops. So I took it upon myself to get rid of as many as I could. Same was true with ground hogs and porcupines. I got my first legal deer at the age of nine. It weighed more than… Read more »

john

People please safeguard your firearms Parents explain that guns are not toys and not theirs. A good safe makes children safe teaching firearms safety to your children is a personal choice and I think a good choice. Never handle a gun from a stranger never touch one if you find it on the ground. I grew up around guns never ever did I think to go get one and shoot it. My parents would have beaten me alive.and I knew it. If I wanted to shoot every wednesday night at the gun club took all the mystery out of it.… Read more »

Cruiser

Again, the problem is not guns, it is uneducated and undisciplined children.
How many times have you seen kids touching things that don’t belong to them or playing around with store merchandise? Growing up I was told “if it doesn’t belong to you don’t touch it.”

crazy joe

JUST TO ADD A POINT I’VE THAUGHT ALL INCLUDIND MY GREAT GRANDKID ABOUT GUN SINCE THEY COULD TALK. WE’VE NOT HAD ANY .PROBLEMS.

crazy joe

TO BEGIN WITH THERE WOULD BE FEWRE PROBLEMS WITH FIREARMS IF CHILDREN WERE TAUGHT LIKE OLDER PEOPLE WHEN THEY WERE GROWING UP ABOUT GUNS WHEN AND HOW THEY WERE USED. . NOW-A-DAYS THEY ARE TO BE HID IN A SAFE . DOES THAT MAKE THEY AWARE OF THE USE AND HOW TO USE THEM? HELL NO!