Chilling Events Involving Children, Accidental Deaths Involving Guns Prompt Action
Harrisburg – December 11, 2017 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) in partnership with Sheriff Jewel Williams and Inspector Derrick Woods of the Southwest Police Division will be hosting a gunlock give-a-way in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. The location for the safety lock give-a-way will be at 12th Police District, 6448 Woodland Ave.
Williams’ gunlock give-a-way is being held in concert with a citywide gunlock distribution effort undertaken by the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office. This is an ongoing initiative to prevent children from being wounded and/or killed in accidental shootings involving unsecured firearms. The recent shooting involving a three-year old from West Philadelphia with an unlocked gun has focused heightened attention on prevention activities.
The U.S. General Accounting Office has estimated that nearly one-third of accidental firearms deaths could be prevented if gun locks or load indicators were used.
Who: Sen. Anthony H. Williams
Sheriff Jewel Williams
Inspector Derrick Woods
What: Gunlock Give-a-way
When: Sat. Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
Where: 12th Police District — 6448 Woodland Ave.
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