Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies are handing out free gun locks to keep kids safe.

“I’m a pro-gun advocate and I believe in the 2nd amendment that allows us to possess and carry firearms, however, I also believe that it is our responsibility as gun owners to keep our guns locked and out of the reach of children. Nothing is more important than keeping our children safe so I encourage everyone to pick up their free gun lock. Together we can lock up our guns and save our children,” said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.

The distribution began today and will continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the CPSO Main Office, located at 5400 E. Broad St. in Lake Charles. The gun locks are also available at any of the Law Enforcement Centers from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The centers are located at:

South Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 7098 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles

Sulphur Law Enforcement Center – 1525 Cypress St., Sulphur

Vinton Law Enforcement Center – 1302 Center St., Vinton

DeQuincy Law Enforcement Center – 618 E. Center St., DeQuincy

Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center – 115 Bronco Ln., Moss Bluff

Iowa Law Enforcement Center – 203 Hwy 90 W, Iowa

Central Lake Charles Law Enforcement Center – 2112 Moeling St., Lake Charles

Carlyss Law Enforcement Center – 4525 Hwy. 27 S., Sulphur

Starks Law Enforcement Center – 4352 Hwy 12, Starks

Bell City / Hayes Law Enforcement Center – 7085 Hwy 14 E, Bell City

There is a limit of two gun locks per family.