In an effort to promote gun safety, Law enforcement officials are handing out free gun locks in Omaha.
"Free gun locks are available at police departments in Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista. They are also available at the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, the Gretna City Hall, and the Sarpy/Cass County Department of Health and Wellness."
The article speaks of locks which obstruct the chamber, so none of those worthless trigger locks either. The locks in question are muck like padlocks with a long, flexible cable, allowing you to feed the cable through the mag well and out of the ejection port of a handgun, rifle or shotgun.
The locks actually obstruct the action of a firearm, and also allow the gun to be secured to a ring r other structural object.
If you're elegible to get one of these, by all means go and get one!
A quick reminder:
External trigger locks are worthless! They do not obstruct the action and thus often still allow the gun to be loaded and fired. They do not make it any harder for a criminal to steal the gun either.
For some quick advice on safe storage, please read my previous blog entry on the subject.