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Tuesday: Lakewood Police Department to Distribute Free Gun Locks

In 2020 alone, over 2,000,000 US residents became new gun-owners, including hundreds in Lakewood.

To ensure gun-owners are properly protecting their firearms, Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer has announced the Department will be hosting a free gun lock giveaway.

Details of the giveaway are below.

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There are 11 Comments to "Tuesday: Lakewood Police Department to Distribute Free Gun Locks"

  • Just Asking says:

    Just to be clear, this is not a lockdown on people but rather a lockdown on guns? Let me ask you something: My gun has remained indoors and socially isolated for the past year, why lock it down? You say the lockdown is for our own safety, but wouldn’t it be a lot less intrusive if we would simply implement a policy of social distancing where firearms would maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another? A holster is just as good as a mask. Indeed, a breathable leather holster and a little social distancing between guns would keep all guns safe until a proper gun immunizer can be developed that would render all future firearm safeguards unnecessary.

  • Getzel says:

    Use these locks to secure firearms you won’t need for home or self defense. These locks need the magazine and chamber to be unloaded. In a stressful situation, removing the lock, loading the magazine, and racking the slide just to get off the first shot, is a recipe for disaster. Better to keep the home defense gun loaded and locked in an easily accessible nightstand safe. These safes use biometrics, combination, or key. I keep mine locked with a key and put the keys in the keyhole at night. This way, I don’t have to fumble putting the key in. One quick half-turn, and the spring-loaded door pops open. I can access the gun in around 1.5 seconds. Another point, always have the gun in a holster. When you’re 3/4 asleep and fumbling around, you wanna make sure that the trigger is covered.

  • No ammo says:

    Can we get an ammo giveaway too? Quality ammo has been hard to come by these days…

  • Mr says:

    It’s just one step closer for them to make the locks mandatory.

  • Community Membert says:

    All guns should be locked AND locked away if there are children in the home.

  • Attn New Gun Owners says:

    So I’m sure many new gun owners saw this article and thought, hey this is a great idea for my gun! Right? Wrong!! If you bought a gun for self defense, using such a lock will require extra time to remove the lock, load magazine and rack the slide before your gun is ready for action. This is a terrible idea for someone who has a gun as home protection. Instead, invest $150-$300 in a good table top safe where you can use key, combo, biometrics to secure your firearm and have it ready for action under 2 seconds should you need it.

    Don’t buy a gun for home defense and then lock it with a gun lock thus rendering it unusable should you need it in an emergency.

  • TreeInTheForest says:

    I don’t understand why the town is spending money on this. If someone can afford a gun and ammo, they can afford to buy their own lock if they want one

    • felledTree says:

      Actually, owning a gun is more of a right then the free lunch boxes you are receiving …
      Just sayin..

  • Uncle Max says:

    Do it come wit dat tricked out 1911? I already have the magazines. Could use some of the ammo, though.

  • This is nuts says:

    Are these gun locks good for bikes? I need a new bike lock.