TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – The Pima County Health Department is offering a free padlock to gun owners. They say it can make gun ownership safer for everyone.
All 27 Pima County libraries and three clinics offer free padlocks:
- Theresa Lee Clinic, 1493 W. Commerce Ct.
- East Clinic, 6920 E. Broadway Blvd.
- North Clinic, 3550 N. 1st Ave.
The Pima County Public Health East Clinic Nurse Manager says taking advantage of this free incentive is especially crucial with children at home.
“It’s so important to protect our children and loved ones from accidental firearm discharge or children playing with them,” said Debra Osborne.
The county has been distributing free gun safety locks for years, but the push for more distribution comes as gun deaths rise across the country.
“The more protection we have in place the better, even if they have a friend they think they want one they can pass it on to them, it’s free and there are no questions asked. asked,” said Mark Person of the Pima Community Health Department.
Local pediatricians’ offices have also been asked to install the locks in their locations.
Parents or guardians can expect to see a bin of free security padlocks the next time they take their child to the doctor.
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