Santa Fe Police Department offering free gun locks

Posted at: 03/25/2013 2:50 PM
Updated at: 03/25/2013 3:00 PM
By: staff

Santa Fe Police Chief Raymond Rael announced Monday that his department is offering free trigger locks to City of Santa Fe residents to ensure public safety.

The trigger locks will be handed out free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last at the main Santa Fe Police Station at 2515 Camino Entrada off Cerrillos Road.

They will be available at the front desk Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Residents with firearms in their homes must take common sense steps to avoid accidental shootings,” said Chief Raymond Rael. “The Police Department encourages storing weapons locked and unloaded with ammunition secured in a separate place.”

Santa Fe’s Public Safety Committee unanimously passed a resolution earlier this month recommending that all city gun stores sell trigger locks with every firearm. Current law states only new guns are required to be sold with them.

The resolution recommends any gun sold, old or new, in Santa Fe includes the simple device which prevents the gun from accidentally firing. The resolution was amended to include weapons purchased at pawn shops and other businesses.

The resolution simply encourages gun shops to obey.

It is not currently illegal in the city to sell a used gun without a trigger lock.

Anyone with further questions or can contact SFPD at (505) 428-3710