Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Two Council Members Plus Bexar Sheriff's Office Handing Out Free Gun Locks Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 2:27 PM

click to enlarge Councilman Manny Pelaez speaks during a grand opening event. - PHOTO VIA MANNY PELAEZ'S FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Photo via Manny Pelaez's Facebook page
  • Councilman Manny Pelaez speaks during a grand opening event.
Two San Antonio City Council members will join the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in distributing free gun locks this Wednesday.

District 8 Councilman Manny Peláez and District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan will hand out the locks at Mission Ridge Range and Academy, 4507 N. Loop 1604 West, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Peláez told Texas Public Radio the giveaway is intended to improve gun safety in homes with children. The locks — available through the county's Gun Safety 4 Bexar partnership with University Health System — will be available for both handguns and long guns.

“No longer will there be an excuse about, ‘Well I’m not going to go buy one [gun lock], I can’t afford one.’ We’re giving them away,” Peláez told TPR.

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