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Amherst PD Hands Out Free Gun Locks

Gun control_ Amherst gun loToday, Amherst police announced a gun safety program that’s free and open to everyone.

They’re giving away trigger locks to anyone in the community who needs them.

Amherst PD has been handing out the locks for several years but with the start of the hunting season, they wanted to encourage gun owners to practice safe and responsible storage of their weapons.

Plus, gun locks are required by state law and as Lt. Ronald Young explained, these are pretty much universal.

“They will fit any type of gun because it is such a simplistic lock. Whether it’s a revolver or some type of handgun, they can be used to secure the weapon in compliance with the law.”

The free trigger locks are available at the Amherst police department all year round… 24 hours a day.