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Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Provides Free Gun Locks

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Provides Free Gun Locks

Yulee, Fla. – In an effort to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among firearms owners, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper has announced the distribution of a limited number of free gun locks to Nassau county residents.

Gun locks are available while supplies last to county residents by visiting the Sheriff’s Administrative Office at 76001 Bobby Moore Circle in Yulee Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The cable-style gun locks are being provided through Project Child-Safe in an effort to promote safe handling and storage of firearms, and protecting children from being injured by securing firearms with a gun lock when guns are stored in the home.

“We encourage residents to pick up a Project Child-Safe safety kit so that they can store their firearm,” said Sheriff Bill Leeper.  “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock.  The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.  The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.”

Project Child-Safe is a nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage. The program was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Firearm accidents in the home often result from an unauthorized individual, often a child, finding a loaded and unsecured firearm in the home.

“If we can prevent just one accidental shooting it is well worth our effort to distribute gun locks to our community,” Leeper added.