The Salt Lake City Police Department is reminding the public about firearm safety and handing out hundreds of cable locks for free through October.
"Securing your firearms should be a priority, even if you don’t have children at home," SLCPD stated in a news release.
A gunlock deters a thief from stealing a firearm and should be a priority with, or without, children in the home.
Safely storing a firearm and using a firearm safety device can also eliminate or minimize the risk of unintentional death, injury, or damage caused by improper handling of firearms, SLCPD states.
HOW TO SAFELY STORE YOUR FIREARM:
- Storage methods include keyed locks, combination locks, lockboxes and firearm safes.
- Keep the keys out of reach of children and where others cannot find them.
- Store ammunition in a separate, securely locked container.
- Use a firearm safety device such as a trigger lock or a cable lock.
The free locks can be picked up at either the Public Safety Building at 475 S. 300 East, or the Pioneer Precinct at 1040 W. 700 South during normal business hours.