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DCP gives away free gun locks

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If you keep handguns in your house, Dougherty County police recommend you come and get a free gun lock at their office on Habersham.

They started giving away these gun locks a few weeks ago, and so far, they've given away about 78 to folks.

Police who work on the child death teams say they want to prevent as many child deaths as possible.

"I recommend everyone that has children in the house or teenagers in the house that you keep these guns locked up, and keep them where you can't get to them. And your key..keep it where you can get to it in a timely manner," says Detective Tamiko Whitlock, with Dougherty County Police.

She says they still have about 200 locks to giveaway for folks who want to come by and pick one .

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