In the past I have brought up the idea of gun safety. I’m not going to try to preach to you or tell you which way your family should lean on this issue. Instead I just want to give you some helpful information to help try to save a few lives. It’s no secret that while I’m traveling, especially with my family I am able to defend not only myself but also to legally protect those that I love. This does pose a bit of a problem for me especially when kids are involved. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that you can get a FREE gun lock from Project ChildSafe!
Since the little guys are still a bit too little for camping, we occasionally get a hotel room when we venture far away from the house. We generally stay at Holiday Inns or Holiday Inn Express locations, as we have found them to be a great value. Because they are all independently owned and operated, there can be quite a variety of amenities and not all of them have in room safes. At night when it’s time to turn in for the night, I generally breakdown my firearm and place in the in room safe away from curious hands. For locations though that don’t offer this amenity, I had to find another solution.
This is where Project ChildSafe comes in. I was able to think ahead and swing by my local police station to pickup a FREE gun lock. This allows me to disable my firearm at night while in a hotel room without a safe. There was no cost, and when I went to the police station, there were no questions asked, no social stigma associated with requesting the free gun lock and in fact the officer on duty actually thanked me for securing my weapon!
OK so this would have been great information before you left for your trip right? Well Project Childsafe has a huge list of participating places you can pickup a FREE lock. It’s a good bet you can make a quick trip or detour to one of your local police stations to pick one up during your day’s adventure. These FREE gun locks are offered nationwide, not just in Florida, so be sure to spread the word! Plan ahead and pickup one of these locks if you can before you head out for adventure. You’ll be able to temporarily disable your firearm and quickly access it if needed.
While researching this particular program I was amazed at some of the you tube videos I saw. Many folks were complaining that the locks could be picked. Well, ANY gun lock (not to mention a FREE gun lock) can be picked or bypassed with enough effort and time. Remember this is a deterrent and no gun lock is child proof, so don’t buy into the negativity. Remember I didn’t have an option in a hotel room without a safe other than to leave my firearm in my car. (Which defeats the entire purpose..) A free gun lock from Project ChildSafe was the best option for my family. I encourage you to pickup one of these free gun locks and make the determination for yourself.
FREE Gun Lock Details:
|Estimated Cost For A Family of 4:||FREE|