June 1999

Gun Locks: Don’t Buy Saf T Lok, Saf-T-Hammer, or Speed Release

Do gun locks make you and your family safer and more secure, or are they dangerous, ineffective obstacles to timely firearms use? We find out.

Owning a gun under the United States Constitution is a right, a privilege, and ultimately, a responsibility. Gun Tests® believes a gun’s owner must see to it that a firearm is used without negligence or carelessness, and whenever possible, that it not be used illegally either. However, in addition to this moral position—like it or not—recent events will surely drive the debate about legal gun use toward some sort of mandated locking or storage system, to be provided by gun manufacturers or as an aftermarket dictate. Responsible gun owners have long stored guns and ammunition separately to prevent misuse by children. Also, shooters have employed lockable cases or safes that denied access to c...

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