Gander Mountain to give away 50,000 trigger locks

Special to The Freeman

April 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Gander Mountain will give away 50,000 trigger locks as part of its firearms call to action campaign this weekend.

The locks will be offered for free from Friday through Sunday at its 133 stores in 25 states to customers who sign a pledge to secure their firearms, according to the announcement.

Gander Mountain is the nation’s largest retail network of outdoor specialty stores for hunting, fishing, camping, marine and lifestyle apparel and footwear. The company launched the pledge initiative in April 2013 to spark discussion and encourage responsible firearms ownership.

“We are committed to continuing to raise awareness that responsible firearms ownership is a necessity, not an option. It’s everyone’s responsibility to safeguard against firearms getting into the hands of the underage, untrained and unauthorized,” said Steve Uline, executive vice president of marketing for Gander Mountain, in a statement. “This weekend, we’re encouraging firearms owners and people who may have a family member or friend who owns a firearm to visit a Gander Mountain store, sign the pledge and pick up a free trigger lock. Locking 50,000 firearms and stimulating ongoing conversation about responsible ownership is our goal this weekend.”

Trigger locks are limited to one per customer, and the locks are usable on any firearm.