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Gun locks given away

Nevada Appeal Staff Reports

Sheriff giving away gun locks today

The Carson City Sheriff’s Department will be giving away gun locks today as part of a nationwide program aimed at preventing accidental shootings.

From 9 a.m. to noon, reserve deputies will be on hand in in front of the Sheriff’s Department at 901 East Musser St. to answer questions about gun safety and distribute free gun locks as part of national Project ChildSafe.

Gun locks will also be distributed at the Albertsons store on Highway 50 East.

Throughout Nevada, an estimated 109,200 locks will be distributed

On Wednesday, the Douglas County and Carson City sheriff’s departments will be handing out gun locks at Wal-Mart in Douglas County from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Homesafe is a nationwide firearms safety program sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The foundation is funded in part by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

An estimated 20 million free gun locks will be distributed nationwide.

The lock is part of a “gun safety kit” that includes a safety brochure. The brochure provides an overview of safe handling and secure storage procedures and contains lock installation instructions.