Back in early January, Rockland Sheriff Louis Falco was flanked by a coalition of bipartisan Rockland politicos at 11 New Hempstead Rd. in New City who found common ground in assailing the Journal News gun map and the periodical that published it. A group of local police chiefs and leaders from the Democrat, Republican, Independence, Conservative and Working Families parties all disavowed the map.
Legislator Ilan Schoenberger proposed a program that would distribute free cable locks to all legal gun owners in the county.
"Cable locks are better than trigger locks," Schoenberger said. "They work not just on handguns, but on rifles and shotguns, too."
A few days later, the Rockland County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a program to distribute free firearms cable locks to county residents.
"We have a supply of 1,600 gun locks for individuals that own a gun in Rockland County," said Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato. "They are free to those individuals. There is a limit of four per family. The gun locks were obtained on a grant a while ago. Gun safety is always a major issue."
You can get these gun locks during working hours at the Rockland County Sheriff's office (55 New Hempstead Road, New City) and the County Clerk's office (1 South Main Street, Suite 100, New City). You don't need to bring anything, but you do have to fill out a form so they can confirm that you have a gun license in Rockland County.