All local law enforcement departments, including the Montana Highway Patrol and Gallatin County Sheriff's, have provided their patrol deputies and officers with gun locks in their vehicles -- to be given when requested, to anyone interested.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin explained, 'The new gunlocks are combination, not keyed,'  And encouraged people to not write the combination down and only provide it to people that should have access.

Please, as a responsibility of gun ownership, take advantage of this opportunity in a small action to prevent another tragic accident.