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Jacksonville gives out gun locks to stem child deaths

Published on December 22, 2023 at 11:04 am

With a little more than a week left in the year, at least 30 children have been shot in Jacksonville so far this year, and 11 of those children have died.

It’s part of the reason behind a new push between the city and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to get gun owners to secure their weapons so children don’t get them.

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The Sheriff’s Office is now giving out cable locks free at its six substations for anyone who wants to secure their firearm.

Read the rest of this story at News4Jax, a Jacksonville Today news partner.


author image Vic Micolucci is a news anchor and investigative reporter at News4Jax. He is a Jacksonville native who attended the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, where he graduated with highest honors. He joined the WJXT team as an assignment editor and mobile journalist in 2010. Before that, he worked as a reporter, producer and photographer for ABC News "On Campus" in Gainesville, as sports director for WUFT-TV (PBS), and as a reporter and host at WUFT-FM (NPR).
author image Vic Micolucci is a news anchor and investigative reporter at News4Jax. He is a Jacksonville native who attended the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, where he graduated with highest honors. He joined the WJXT team as an assignment editor and mobile journalist in 2010. Before that, he worked as a reporter, producer and photographer for ABC News "On Campus" in Gainesville, as sports director for WUFT-TV (PBS), and as a reporter and host at WUFT-FM (NPR).

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