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Local group hands out gun locks; more such events to be held

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A local group along with St. Louis City leaders handed out gun locks at City Hall Wednesday.

Shootings injure or kill at least 19 children every day in the United States, according to a newly published study by the Centers for Disease Control.

The group called Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice says they’re handing out gun locks as a way to keep children safe.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson attended the event, saying gun locks are the one way of preventing gun-related injuries and death in St. Louis City.

Other similar events will also be held throughout the summer, including: 

June 25: Ivory Perry Park

June 29: St. Louis Place Park

July 8: Pick Up the City Tour, 1414 N Garrison

July 18: St. Francois Community Services, South side

July 30 Back to School Fair, Temple Israel, Ladue and Spoede Road, Creve Coeur

August 5 Affinia Healthcare Back to School Fair, 3930 S Broadway, St. Louis

August 5 Beyond the Backpack, Normandy High School

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