Ramsey County gives out free gun locks to prevent accidental shootings by children
Ramsey County authorities are giving away free gun locks at several community sites in hopes of putting a stop to dangerous child gun play that has killed or maimed children locally and across the country.
Children’s access to guns is unacceptable, and it has reached unimaginable proportions, County Attorney John Choi said at a news conference Thursday. So far this year, his office said, more than 242 children under age 12 have been killed or injured in accidental shootings across the country. Twenty-three of those cases involved toddlers.