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04/06/04

Gun Lock Giveaway

Each year, thousands of children are killed in gun-related incidents. Most of them are murdered, but many others die as a result of accidental shootings. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department wants to help protect children in the Coastal Empire.

They are working in conjunction with a national organization to provide free gun locks to anyone, no questions asked. "One of the first things you want to do with this device is feed it through the magazine well," explained police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wilson. "Once it goes through the magazine well, it feeds out through the ejection port. Once it's fed out it goes and locks in place."

The gun locks are universal and can be used on just about any kind of gun. They are being provided to the police department by Project Child Safe, and are free to any gun owner. You can pick them up at police headquarters on Oglethorpe and Habersham or at the county annex just off Chatham Parkway.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com

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