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childsafegunlock2The Lawrenceburg Police Department is pleased to provide gun safety locks at no charge, with the help of Project ChildSafe. These devices will help prevent gun accidents by disabling the weapon. Remember, only people can prevent gun accidents; keep your family safe by keeping your guns safe.
You may pick up gun safety locks from the Police Department at 233 W. Gaines Street in Lawrenceburg between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Gun Safety Tips:

  • Be sure you know how your firearm operates.
  • Always keep a gun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Never assume that a firearm is unloaded.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger, even when handling an unloaded gun.
  • Unloaded firearms should be stored in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault, or storage case.
  • Unloaded firearms can be secured with a gun locking device.
  • Store ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.
  • Always re-check firearms carefully to confirm that they are unloaded when you remove them from storage. gunlock1

childrenTell Your Children:

  • Don't go looking for guns in your house or a friend's house. Don't let other kids look for guns in your house.
  • If you find a gun in your house - or anywhere else - STOP! Leave it alone. Don't touch it. Don't let anyone else touch it. Leave the area and be sure to tell an adult at once.
  • Even if a gun looks like a toy, don't touch it. Some real guns may look like toy guns, so don't take a chance. Leave the area and immediately tell an adult.

Remember...if you find a gun, don't pick it up. Just leave it alone, and go tell an adult right away!

Gun Permit Course:

The Natchez Trace Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #33 offers a hand gun carry permit course. Participants must be 21 years or older. There is a cost. For more information, contact Terry Beecham at (931) 762-1225.

 
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