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Need a Gun-Locking Device? Just Ask Chapel Hill Police

Posted April 18, 2008

— The Chapel Hill Police Community Services Division received a shipment of gun-locking devices from Project Childsafe, a national safety education program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the firearms industry.

The gun-locking devices are free to the public on a first-come first-served basis and can be picked up at the University Mall Police sub-station on Estes Drive.

Project Childsafe is a nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage.

For more information, call 932-2929.


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  • Gooseye Apr 18, 2008

    lac*ckrell - "Project Chidsafe, national safety education program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice". Sounds like taxes are involved to me.

    Tickle Me Cookie - You're exactly right. Plus I don't think the thugs are going to be using safety locks much less going to the police station to pick them up.

  • Common Sense Man Apr 18, 2008

    I didn't think Chapel Hill residents had guns, other than the thugs. If more people were armed they wouldn't have such a high property crime rate.

  • lacockrell Apr 18, 2008

    Anyone who has purchased a firearm in the last five or so years from a licensed dealer, a lock automatically comes with the firearm. In addition these free locks are furnished by the manufacturers for those who need one for firearms purchased prior to this requirement or from an individule who did not have one (a lock). It has nothing to do with taxes.

  • Too little time Apr 18, 2008

    Gooseye - I agree with you, but at least this eliminates the defense of "I couldn't get one" if something happened. It is an effort to protect the children of irresponsible parents.

  • Gooseye Apr 18, 2008

    This is an absolute waste of taxpayer money. And the only reason the firearms industry is funding this is to curry favor with liberal anti-gun politicians. If someone feels that they must own one of these locks then they should go buy it themselves, with their own money. The locks only cost about $5. If you can afford a $500 handgun then you should be able to afford one of these. Don't expect me to pay for it with my taxes.