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Get a free gun lock from APD: Save a child’s life

Monday, July 8, 2019 by Tai Moses

Law enforcement officials have long known that proper storage of firearms – keeping them in a locked gun safe or cabinet – can help to prevent accidental shootings in the home. In an effort to keep children safe, the Austin Police Department is providing free gun locks to Austin residents. The free locks are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at these locations:

  • APD Headquarters, 715 E. Eighth St.
  • Clinton-Hunter South Substation, 404 Ralph Ablanedo Drive
  • Robert T. Martinez Central East Substation, 812 Springdale Road
  • Jaime Padron North Substation, 12425 Lamplight Village Ave. (Contact administrative assistant Carol Russell at 512-974-5500 to schedule pickup.)

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