Cable gun locks save lives, say Racine police
RACINE, Wis. - After a free cable gun locks giveaway in Racine, police are reminding gun owners to practice safey, at all times.
Police say 85 percent of suicides by young people are completed by a familiy member's weapon, and there are 420 accidental deaths by firearm just in the state of Wisconsin every year.
A cable gun lock is a device that blocks the chamber to prevent the weapon from being fired. You need a combination or key to open the lock. In addition, police advise gun owners to lock and store ammunition separately and hide all keys where children cannot find them. Also, teach children to never touch a gun and to tell an adult if they find one.