KENNETT, MO (KAIT) – The Kennett Police Department handed out free gun locks and provided information regarding firearm safety Saturday afternoon.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. an officer was available to answer questions and give away gun locks at the Walmart in Kennett.
Kennett police say investing a few moments of time now to ensure guns are safely secured can prevent the needless loss of life and the possibility of criminal penalties.
Tips from the Kennett Police Department:
- Share information. Teach your children about the dangers of guns. They are not toys; they can kill or injure. What they see on TV and in the movies is different than real life.
- Hiding your gun is a good idea, but not good enough. A child's curiosity and desire to explore are strong. Secure an unloaded gun in a childproof container, such as a safe or locked box. Place the container in a high, unreachable location.
- Store ammunition separately in a safety storage device.
- Trigger locks and locking cables are two examples of additional security devices. Partial disassembly is also an option.