Columbia community leaders launch firearm safety initiative, hosting gun lock giveaway

Community-led effort focuses on preventing firearm accidents and suicides through public safety education program.
Columbia leaders to give away free gun locks at firearm safety event.
Columbia leaders to give away free gun locks at firearm safety event.(KTTC)
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 9:12 AM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Agencies from around Columbia will be joining the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Project ChildSafe to launch, “Project ChildSafe Columbia.”

Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, the Office of Congressman Joe Wilson, and local law enforcement agencies – along with local veteran, conservation, youth, faith, and sporting organizations will host a press conference followed by a gun lock giveaway event.

The press conference will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 30, followed by a gun lock giveaway at St. Paul Baptist Church at 517 North Main Street, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The event will include a gun lock demonstration, free lock distributions, and educational materials on firearm safety.

There is a limit of two locks per person, if you are attending, do not bring your firearm for lock installment.

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