Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has begun an investigation into Liberty Safe, a maker of heavy-duty gun safes.
Bailey’s office is looking into the disclosure of customer safe codes to third parties. According to a New York Times investigation published last week, Liberty Safe said that it voluntarily provided the FBI with an access code to a safe “in response to a search warrant for a property.”
Despite the fact that Liberty Safe complied with the FBI’s request, Bailey claims the FBI did not have a court order requiring Liberty Safe to give the safe’s combination.
He wants the probe to see whether Liberty Safe fully discloses to its clients the parameters under which it will allow third parties to enter a customer’s safe, such as law enforcement authorities.
“In an era where the federal government weaponizes our national security apparatus against political opponents, the last thing we need is for a private company to sell out its fellow Americans under pressure from federal bureaucrats,” said Attorney General Bailey. “I am using every tool at my disposal to protect the rights of all Missourians. That’s why my office is opening this investigation to ensure Liberty Safe is not deceiving its customers in its terms of service.”
Recent developments involving Liberty Safe have drawn criticism from Republicans and Second Amendment supporters, while Liberty Safe maintains that company does not “give out combinations without proper legal documentation being provided by authorities.”