SO I had an interesting experience this week in the Portland area. A friend and I went to pick up a few auction purchases from a local pawn shop/FFL dealer in the area. We were told that a handgun safety lock had to be brought in or bought for each handgun in order to leave the store. (They of course failed to mention this until we came to the store only pointing out the usual FFL fees on the phone) They said it is a federal law. We had never heard of such a law and have purchased several handguns locally from 2 of Portland largest dealers. I assumed it was a house policy to squeeze a few more bucks on FFL transactions and they just said it was a federal law to stop further argument. When we left I called the 2 dealers I had bought from in the past. Nether dealer had any knowledge of a federal law requiring handgun locks be provided with purchase. We even stopped by another dealer and asked if they had any knowledge of this law and they did not. So, I got home and dug this up: ATF Open Letter to Federal Firearms Licensees - Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 And The Full Law (see sec 922): http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5300-4.pdf So as far as I can tell the pawn shop was absolutely right Thoughts? Opinions? BTW I do not necessarily agree with the law and all of the dealers I talked to provide locks free of charge if requested.