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Portland Police Bureau gives out 1000 free firearm locks

November 18, 2003 00:00


On Wednesday November 19, 2003, all five precincts of the Portland Police Bureau will begin distribution of 1000 firearm safety locks. The firearm safety locks, provided through a grant by the US Department of Justice's Project ChildSafe, will be distributed until they are gone; distribution is limited to one per family. Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program designed to promote safe firearm handling and storage practices. Twenty million locks are being handed out nationwide. Citizens wishing to obtain a lock should visit one of our precincts between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Precinct locations are:

Central Precinct- 1111 SW 2nd Avenue North Precinct- 7214 North Philadelphia Avenue Northeast Precinct- 449 Northeast Emerson Street Southeast Precinct- 4735 East Burnside East Precinct- 737 Southeast 106th Avenue

The Portland Police Bureau cannot warrant or guarantee the firearm safety lock's durability or performance.


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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