Free gun locks aimed at safety - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Free gun locks aimed at safety

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A lot of people seem to be buying up guns and ammunition these days, all the more reason to make sure people with weapons are safety conscious.

Thanks to a federal grant, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office has 400 gun locks to give out.

They are free at the Sheriff's Office main office and at substations around the parish.

They can be used on just about any firearm, but Sheriff Tony Mancuso recommends people go a step further and buy a gun safe or cabinet if they can.

He said the lock giveaway is aimed at protecting children in the community.

"Anybody interested, we'll be able to give them one per family. And of course, I urge people, and I always tell them this, if there's any way you can afford a gun safe or a gun cabinet that locks, that's great, too and that's even better. It's just a matter of protecting our children and people in our homes from maybe accessing guns when they shouldn't," Mancuso said.

The pickup locations are as follows:

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

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