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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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