CPSO to give out free gun locks to residents

Posted by: Shawn Herndon - sherndon@kplctv.com

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will be giving out free safety gun locks to residents throughout Calcasieu Parish as part of the nationwide firearm safety education program.

The locks will be handed out starting on Monday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the following locations in Calcasieu Parish:

* CPSO Main Office – 5400 E. Broad St., Lake Charles

* South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 7098 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles

* Sulphur Law Enforcement Center – 1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

* Vinton Law Enforcement Center – 1302 Center St., Vinton

* DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center – 618 E. Center St., DeQuincy

* Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center – 115 Bronco Ln., Moss Bluff

* Iowa Law Enforcement Center – 203 Hwy 90 W, Iowa

* Central Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 2112 Moeling St., Lake Charles

* Carlyss Law Enforcement Center – 4525 Hwy. 27 S., Sulphur

* Starks Law Enforcement Center – 4352 Hwy 12, Starks

"In Calcasieu Parish we have a rich tradition of gun ownership and hunting, but owing a gun carries a serious responsibility.  It is a simple thing to lock up your gun to keep it out if reach of children.  I encourage everyone to pick up their free gun lock because nothing is more important than keeping our children safe," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

The free locks will continue to be distributed Monday through Friday until they have all been given out.

There is a limit of one gun lock per family.

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