Program Offers Free Gun Locks in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police and child safety advocates are teaming up to try and protect children from guns.
Police, along with Project ChildSafe, are offering free cable-style gun locks and gun safety information to residents on Wednesday. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., people can pick up the locks and safety information at three locations in the city.
Cable-style locks require a weapon to be unloaded with the magazine removed. Experts say simply unloading a weapon isn't enough because children playing with the gun could find ammunition and load it.
The gun locks were provided to police at no cost by Project ChildSafe, a gun safety initiative supported by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Department of Justice.