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In partnership with the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia City Council members will be distributing free gun locks at events in neighborhoods through the city. This page will be updated with distribution events as they are announced.

Under a law first proposed by City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Philadelphians are now required to keep firearms and ammunition locked away out of the reach of any minors present in the home. Pennsylvania is one of 47 states that lack safe storage laws, despite a number of high-profile tragedies involving children accessing deadly weapons. Last year, at least 265 children under the age of 18 accidentally shot themselves or someone else, according to the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.

Upcoming gun lock distribution events:

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (9th District)

Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (9th District) 
Date: Saturday. October 1, 2016
Time: TBA
Simons Recreation Center – 7200 Woolstone Avenue | Directions




Councilman Mark SquillaMark S Edit 1 (1st District)
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Ford Police Athletic League Center – 6th Street & Snyder Av | Directions

Time: 12:00pm
Heitzman Recreation Center – 2100 Castor Avenue  | Directions


 More about gun lock distribution:

From CBS PhillyPhilly Law Enforcement Handing Out Free Gun Locks

From 6 ABC: Gun Locks Given Away in Philadelphia

From Philadelphia Magazine: Own a Firearm? Get a Goddamn Gunlock.

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