(WI) Free gun locks are defective: Devices can pop open


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Drizzt
March 26, 2003, 05:12 PM
Free gun locks are defective Devices can pop open,
should be thrown out, police say


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By SHEILA AHERN - GM Today Staff March 26, 2003



WAUKESHA - Residents who took advantage of a program that gave away free gun locks more than two years ago got what they paid for.

About 500 free gun locks given away by Crime Stoppers are now considered defective and residents should no longer use them, said Sgt. Mike Hokenson of the Waukesha Police Department.

"We found an Internet story that said if you tap the lock on the side, it pops open," he said. "Once we got word of that and confirmed it, we are telling people to dispose of them."

The maker of the gun locks, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Newton, Conn., recalled about 400,000 of the locks, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Internet site.

Law enforcement agencies distributed the gun locks between September 1999 and October 2000.

The locks resemble a bicycle cable lock and have a red cable with a black padlock. Red vinyl bands around the top and bottom of the locks read "project" and "homesafe." The gun locks were distributed in clear plastic cylinders with ProjectSafe literature.

http://www.gmtoday.com/news/local_stories/March_03/topstory142.asp

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Monkeyleg
March 26, 2003, 05:20 PM
:D

QuarterBoreGunner
March 26, 2003, 05:22 PM
It's like I said, the best, most reliable trigger lock is between the ears.

We found an Internet story that said if you tap the lock on the side, it pops open

Though I suppose if you tap HARD enough...:p

45R
March 26, 2003, 07:55 PM
Maybe they should re-name them easy access locks.

Pappy John
March 26, 2003, 08:58 PM
:rolleyes:

Standing Wolf
March 26, 2003, 09:30 PM
Whew Makes me glad I've never locked any of my guns! Could've been downright dangerous!

Stevie-Ray
March 26, 2003, 09:57 PM
Whew Makes me glad I've never locked any of my guns! Could've been downright dangerous! :D :D

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