CHILD SAFETY LOCK ACT OF 2005
This serves to notify you that Public Law 109-92 (119 Stat. 2095), the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, was enacted October 26, 2005. Section 5 of Public Law 109-92, cited as the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 (CSLA), amended the Gun Control Act by adding Section 922(z) to 18 U.S.C. This new section makes it generally unlawful for “any licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell, deliver, or transfer any handgun to any person, other than another licensee, unless the transferee (buyer) is provided with a secure gun storage or safety device for that handgun.” The statute provides that it becomes effective on April 24, 2006. Consistent with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will publish an Interim Rule in the Federal Register regarding the new law.
As enacted, the law does not require safety devices to be provided where the handgun transfer is between Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs). The law provides for additional exceptions. ATF will issue an Open Letter once the Interim Rule is published. “Questions and Answers” regarding the CSLA will also be posted on our Web site at http://www.atf.gov clarifying certain points of the
legislation. We look forward to industry members’ questions and comments. For additional information, please contact the Firearms Programs Division at (202) 927-7770.
This was the trade off to get the retail sale litigation protection passed, If memory serves.
So, we get to include the cost of a lock that most of us will never use. At my shop, we used to ask if the customer wanted the lock. If not, we had a huge box full that we'd give away to people who wanted them.
Freedom, ain't it great?