In an exceptionally divided Congress, three Democrats and three Republicans introduced a bill to incentivize gun owners to safely store their weapons. Illinois Public Media has the story: The Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019 would provide a tax credit—up to $40 per safe storage device—for retail sales of devices that deny unauthorized access to, or render inoperable, a firearm or ammunition, and are secured by a combination, key, or biometric lock. Safe storage is widely seen as an effective way to stop youth suicide, gun theft, and even mass shootings perpetrated by a minor.
Davis, a Taylorville Republican, is one of six cosponsors of HR 4926. The three Democrats and three Republicans were dubbed Gun Violence Prevention Heroes of the Week by Brady, a national group that supports a comprehensive approach to stopping gun violence.