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Gun Locks: Mostly Useless

Turns out a lot of gun locks can be opened with little or no force using common hand tools like pliers and screwdrivers. I love how the article is no different than all the ones about how bic pens can open bike locks. It even includes a video of an 11-year-old boy opening various locks with an awl. At any rate, trigger locks won’t deter thieves. They’re really only meant to keep kids from shooting their siblings. If they don’t even do that, I’m not sure they’re worth much.

7 Responses to “Gun Locks: Mostly Useless”

  1. SayUncle Says:

    Lol – another post on this very topic will appear at exactly 0:26 😉

  2. AlanDP Says:

    I once got the bright idea of using the lock that came with a Mossberg to lock up a ladder in the back of my truck. Up to that time, the lock had just been gathering dust on a shelf. Actually the plastic wrap on it was gathering dust, because I never even opened it.

    The first time I stuck the key in it to put it on the ladder, it fell apart in my hands. A completely worthless piece of junk.

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  4. gattsuru Says:

    First rule of locks : they keep honest people honest, and stupid people out.

    Second rule of locks : note that I didn’t say anything about stupid people with a hammer.

  5. Robb Allen Says:

    Yeah, but I still keep them in my weapons that aren’t for immediate use. I’ve got a 5 yr. old and a 2 yr. old and right now they’re just curious, not determined. When they’re old enough to figure out how to load the damn things, then they get their own.

    Don’t want them messing with mine.

  6. Robb Allen Says:

    (and for the anti-s out there, the preceding comment was sarcasm)

  7. t3rrible Says:

    had this exact post up awhile back;

    They all suck