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.