Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office to distribute free gun locks in South Philly tomorrow

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Deputies and other personnel from the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office will distribute free gun locks as part of Philadelphia’s Public Safety Awareness Month on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the water facility at 700 Porter St.

“We are stepping up outreach as a response to the epidemic of violent crime in our community,” said Sheriff Jewell Williams. “Taking more guns off the street, helping people make their guns safe by distributing gun locks, will lessen the amount of people getting hurt and reduce the number of people getting arrested and going through our court system.”

Free gun locks are also available in the Sheriff’s Office at 100 S. Broad St., 5th floor, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 215-686-3572.