Free gun locks from the VA???

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    Free gun locks from the VA???

    The VA hospital that i go to sent me a letter in the mail today. it said that they were giving free gun locks (up to 4) to any of their patrons that wanted. they had a form to fill out for my name, address and number of locks i wanted. also sent brochures for gun safety at home and the veterans crisis hotline. i was expecting something from the VA but this threw me off guard. has anyone else gotten something like this from their VA?
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    If I did it'd go directly to the trash. So-and-so at such-and-such address has (the number of locks requested) guns. Put that on the list.

    No thanks.
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    Nope, haven't received any such thing (yet) from them. If I do, I sure as heck won't be responding with "sweet, put me down for four!".
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    No Sir haven't heard anything about locks.

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    I have a bunch of the Gun Cable Locks. I keep them all in my gun safe so I don't loose them, with the keys in them so I don't get them all mixed up. As for my ready weapons in the house, I keep them unlocked.

    I have found many uses for them such as locking stuff in the bed of my truck to locking gates. Hey, they are free, I collect as many as I can get. But never tell who you are.

    As for the VA - I see them being the 'test' arm of the Gov restricting Veterans firearms ownership, any way they can.

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    Send it back and indicate that you need 312 locks just to see what they do. Then when they call you and ask you how many guns you have say "none" just to see what they do. When they inevitably ask you why you need 312 locks say, "My town had 312 murders last year so I thought we should give all of the criminals gun locks to keep people safe." When they say, "Criminals aren't going to use gun locks" say "then why should I?"
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    Have a bunch of the gunlocks; they are great for practicing lock picking. And to be specific I picked up a lock picking kit just to see how it is done, contrary to what they show on TV it takes longer than three seconds and a couple shakes of the pick to defeat a lock.
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    All I can say is this its-a-trap.jpg
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    Cutting benefit's but finds the funding for gunlocks.
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    My local VA clinic has a decal on the entry door about free gun locks. Never inquired about them as I did not want any. If a person wanted one I thought they would want your name and they already have your personal info, but this tells them you have guns and that would not be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Have a bunch of the gunlocks; they are great for practicing lock picking. And to be specific I picked up a lock picking kit just to see how it is done, contrary to what they show on TV it takes longer than three seconds and a couple shakes of the pick to defeat a lock.
    That depends on the lock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongRecroom View Post
    All I can say is this its-a-trap.jpg
    my thoughts exactly. im not stupid enough to do this, just wondering if anyone else got something similar. just caught me off guard.
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    That's what everyone needs............... your name on one more list

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    I took my gun lock letter back to my female VA doc (who once asked me if I had guns in my home and I responded with "Do you have sex toys in your home?" We both agreed to mind our own business after that.) along with a copy of a letter that I sent back to the VA hospital director that said I didn't need or want any gun locks, but that I had a supply of chastity safety belts with locks and if they would give me the names, addresses and information about those who need them, I will send them up to 4 per household.

    Needless to say the Director didn't respond, but my doctor understood my position right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Have a bunch of the gunlocks; they are great for practicing lock picking. And to be specific I picked up a lock picking kit just to see how it is done, contrary to what they show on TV it takes longer than three seconds and a couple shakes of the pick to defeat a lock.
    Just edit it down to 3 seconds like on TV!
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