The Redondo Beach Police Department is distributing free gun locks to encourage safe handling and storage practices of firearms. The distribution project to promote firearm safety is supported by a grant from the United States Department of Justice. The locks may be used on various types of firearms including rifles, revolvers, shotguns, and semi-automatic handguns. While the supply lasts, the Redondo Beach Police Department will provide two free gunlocks to residents who will show valid identification and sign a release of liability form.
Residents may obtain their free gun locks by contacting Officer Don Martinez at (310) 379-2477 extension 1-2493.
A firearm safety device or gun lock is not a substitute for careful gun handling and storage. Locks can discourage unauthorized access to a firearm by young children, but they can be cut or defeated by a determined individual. Locks cannot prevent the intentional misuse of the firearm. All adults have a responsibility to protect children from gun-related deaths and injuries. You can make guns safe in your home, but you cannot always control the actions of your children, other children or other adults in other homes or places. The most important act of prevention is to talk to your children about firearm safety.
If you own a gun:
Unload your guns and lock them away.
Lock and store ammunition separately.
Hide keys, combinations, or other access information.
All parents should:
The Redondo Beach Police Department is distributing these locks in conjunction with Project ChildSafe. Project ChildSafe is funded by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and managed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
You can learn more about Project ChildSafe at: http://www.ProjectChildSafe.org/
Gunlock Instructions May be Found At: http://www.projectchildsafe.org/safety/safety-resources