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In The Know: Should Atlanta give residents free lock boxes for gun storage?

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ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s latest effort to curb gun violence in the city may involve giving lock boxes for firearm storage to residents free of charge.

According to city officials, providing lock boxes can significantly prevent the number of accidental shootings.

The City Council will consider legislation during Tuesday’s city council meeting to request that the mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction and the Atlanta Police Department develop a program to provide firearm safety storage, or lock boxes, free of charge to qualifying Atlanta residents to deter accidental shootings and reduce the theft of unsecured firearms and related crimes.

You can read the full gun storage lockbox ordinance here.

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