Free Trigger Locks Program

What trigger locks do.

Trigger locks enclose the trigger guards of most guns so that the trigger cannot be pulled; however, gun locks are not foolproof.

Types of trigger locks

  • Keyed trigger locks are a great safety device in many situations, including homes with young children.
  • “Key-less” combination locks and gun safes should be used in homes with older children, because older children are capable of finding keys and manipulating a lock.
  • Never put a trigger lock on a loaded gun; attempts to attach a lock to a loaded gun can result cause the gun to discharge.

How to get trigger locks.

  1. Purchase trigger locks and safes at any store that sells firearms.
  2. Request free trigger locks by contacting the police station or health center closest to you. For further assistance, email triggerlocks@mainegunsafety.org. 

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