Lock Selection by Default

I’m importing lots of SVG files. When I import, each “image” contains many layers inside a layer group. This is fine. However, whenever I try and move my characters around, I accidentally select different pieces of faces, etc. So, I had to choose “Lock Selection” for the group. Is there any way to set this to be the default behavior? I understand why it’s not with reference to PNG and other image files, but vector files are a different matter entirely, and changing this setting for every image is tedious.