Posted 6/14/24

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is offering free 15-inch cable locks that secure most shotguns, rifles, pistols, and revolvers.

The cable lock works by running through the barrel or action of the firearm preventing it from being fired. The rubber coating on the cable helps to protect the firearm. The cable lock has a secure keyed deadbolt locking mechanism with a 4-pin cylinder.

If you’re interested, simply go to, a website that lists locations in all 95 counties where Tennesseans can obtain a free cable lock.