A rather odd if entirely cute handgun choice by the LockPickingLawyer for his demonstration, but point taken. Anyone with basic lock picking skills can pick a Beretta-branded cable lock in no time flat. Or any similar lock from any other manufacturer. And? I mean, who cares that . . .
the standard sort of lock that accompanies new gun purchases can be defeated with a couple of basic tools, five minutes of YouTube instruction and a bit of practice? In reality, a single snip from even a small set of bolt cutters will git ‘er done, too.
In other words, the only person who can’t defeat these standard-issue gun locks is someone who’s either too young or too lazy to obtain and use bolt cutters. They sure wouldn’t stop a thief from stealing a gun so encumbered.
At the same time, finding the wafer thin keys and unlocking a gun secured with one of these “Keep China Great Again” locks during an adrenaline dump is a bit . . . fiddly.
So what’s the point? Surely it’s best to keep your firearm in a safe and teach your kids gun safety ASAP rather than rely on this, what should we call it? Security theater. I mean, do you now or have you ever used these locks? Or do you toss them as soon as you get home?