CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will provide free safety gun locks to local residents through a partnership with Project Childsafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program.
According to a news release from the department, free gun locks will be distributed on Tuesday until 4 p.m. at the following Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office locations:
CPSO Main Office—5400 E. Broad Street, Lake Charles
South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center—7098 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles
Sulphur Law Enforcement Center—1525 Cypress Street, Sulphur
Vinton Law Enforcement Center—1302 Center Street, Vinton
DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center—618 E. Center Street, DeQuincy
Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center—115 Bronco Lane, Moss Bluff
Iowa Law Enforcement Center—203 Highway 90 West, Iowa
Central Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center—2112 Moeling Street, Lake Charles
Carlyss Law Enforcement Center—4525 Highway 27 South, Sulphur
Starks Law Enforcement Center—4352 Highway 12, Starks
Bell City/Hayes Law Enforcement Center—7085 Highway 14 East, Bell City
"In Calcasieu Parish, we have a rich tradition of gun ownership and hunting, but owning a gun carries a serious responsibility. It is a simple thing to lock up your gun to keep it out of 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 weekdays until they have all been given out.
There is a limit of one gun lock per family.