The West Virginia Sate Police are trying to prevent accidental gun deaths.
They're the latest police agency in the area to offer free gun locks.
More than 232,000 gun locks are available, and more than 100 are available locally.
It's part of a nationwide program called Project Child Safe, but its goal is to promote gun safety among both children and adults.
"It's always a tragedy when a child is injured or killed by a weapon that should have been rendered safe," explains Sgt. Reginald Patterson of the Parkersburg detachment. "This is an added measure for both parents to promote safety in the home, as well as firearms safety."
To get a gun lock, just stop by any state police detachment across the state, including the Wood County detachment on Route 47.
Parkersburg and Vienna police departments are also giving out gun locks.
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Source: http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/gndrgfre.htm (U.S. Department of Justice).