ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Carilion Clinic is offering gun owners a safe way to store their weapons.
Owners can stop by one of several locations to pick up a free cable gun lock.
Gun owners should also remember to store unloaded firearms in a locked location with ammunition in a separate area away from the gun and to keep keys and combinations to locks hidden. If the gun is not in a lock box, it should be within the line of sight of someone who knows how to operate the weapon.
Statistics show more than 41,000 children are injured or killed by guns in the U.S. every year.
If you need to pick up a lock, visit one of these locations:
Carilion Children’s Pediatric Medicine
60 Market Center Way, Daleville
1030 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
4040 Postal Drive, Roanoke
490 S. Main St., Suite A, Rocky Mount
Carilion Children’s Pediatric Behavioral Health
2017 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
Carilion Clinic Adolescent Medicine
902 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Lobby
1906 Belleview Ave., Roanoke
Carilion Clinic Family Medicine
2145 Mount Pleasant Boulevard, Roanoke
1314 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke
6415 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke
Carilion Clinic has handed out 269 locks as of Monday.