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Free Gun Locks Available to Public from Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 23, 2021) - In an effort to minimize accidental shootings and help all residents be responsible gun owners, The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is providing free gun locks for all members of the public while supplies last.

The locks are available at all zones within the city, and at Police Headquarters on Western Avenue. 

Gun locks are a crucial part of the effort to curb accidental shootings by preventing children from discharging a firearm and injuring themselves or others. Oftentimes, effort by parents or guardians to obtain a gun lock and properly secure a gun can prevent tragedy. 

“Taking five to ten minutes to place the lock on a gun could potentially save a life,” said Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. “That’s what we’re trying to get out to the public today, that these locks are available.” 

Hissrich added that learning to use a gun lock is a simple process. The device laces through the magazine chamber into the ejection port before locking in place. Keys should always be kept away from children or placed in a secured location, like a vault. 

To view a demonstration on proper use of a gun lock, click here. 

Those who would like to obtain a gun lock can pick one up at the following locations: 

 

Police Headquarters
1203 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
412-323-7800

 

Zone 1 Police Station
1501 Brighton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7201

Zone 2 Police Station
2000 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-255-2827

Zone 3 Police Station
830 East Warrington Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
412-488-8326

Zone 4 Police Station
5858 Northumberland Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-6520

Zone 5 Police Station
1401 Washington Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-665-3605

Zone 6 Police Station
312 S. Main Street
Pittsburgh PA 15220
412-937-3051

 

Published

11.23.2021

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