The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is providing free 15-inch cable locks designed to secure most shotguns, rifles, pistols, and revolvers. These locks work by threading through the barrel or action of the firearm, preventing it from being fired. The cable features a rubber coating to protect the firearm and is equipped with a secure keyed deadbolt locking mechanism with a 4-pin cylinder. So far, 69,500 gun locks have been distributed.

For enhanced security, it is recommended that gun owners use the free cable gun lock in conjunction with other safe storage measures. A firearm with an engaged cable lock should be stored in a locked gun case, firearm safe, or lock box, while ammunition should be kept in a separate locked container. The keys to the cable lock should be stored separately from the firearm in a secure, hard-to-access location.

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