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Free Gun Locks Available at Malvern Police Department

The department still has plenty of free locks distributed through a Justice Department grant.

If you own a firearm and need a gunlock, stop by the to pick one up for free.

The locks aren't new — they arrived at the station a while ago as part of a federal grant through Project Childsafe, a program that claims to have distributed more than 35 million gun safety kits throughout the country. But the Malvern Police still have more than a few ready for use.

Project Childsafe operates under the auspices Project Safe Neighborhood, a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) program, in cooperation with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

The locks available at the Malvern Police Department come with a pamphlet containing instructions on how to install the lock on autoloading pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles. The pamphlet also contains other safety tips.

For more information about Project Childsafe—including a firearms safety video starring Travis Tritt—visit www.projectchildsafe.org.

Pete Kennedy January 24, 2013 at 03:46 PM
RHoney, I have had heard similar things and am looking into it.
RHoney January 24, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Thanks Pete!!! I know you'll get to the bottom of this.
Erik Musick January 24, 2013 at 04:00 PM
As an aside, how many gun owners with small children (or teens for that matter), take the time to show their kids the guns, let them see the guns, let them handle the guns, show them how the guns disassemble, and show them how to properly maintain and store said guns? Trigger locks are a great idea, but knowledge and education goes a long way, too.
Susan January 24, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. And thanks to Pete in advance.
MalvernValley January 25, 2013 at 04:38 AM
We need to keep our police force!!! This is just like Woody VanSciver and Sandy Kelley to be sneaky like this. We all saw Woody's true colors last year at the public council meeting. It's really low trying to keep this a secret from the public. Pete, I heard council had a secret meeting on Tuesday night about this. Was this announced? I called the borough office earlier today to inquiring about all this and was politely told to mind my own business. Hope you get to the bottom of this!!!

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