Gun Safety

Project Childsafe - Putting a Lock on Safety in your Home


The 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 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gun Safety Tips

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

Children Playing in Playhouse
  • 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 Number 33 offers a handgun carry permit course. Participants must be 21 years or older. There is a cost. For more information, contact Terry Beecham at 931-762-1225.