Gun Safety advocates pushing for more gun locks after 4-year-old accidentally shoots himself

Gun Safety advocates pushing for more gun locks after 4-year-old accidents shoots himself

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - When one man learned how the 4-year-old boy died this past weekend in Richmond County by accidentally shooting himself with his father's gun, he wanted to spread a message that he says all gun owners need to know.

Jack Logan and his organization go from state to state, passing out free gun locks as a message.

"That 4-year-old child who was accidentally killed... If that gun had one of these on there, that child would still be living today," says Jack Logan.

Logan traveled all the way from Greenville, SC to Augusta to spread this message. "If you don't have a gun, pass it on to one of your friends who may have small children," he says.

"That's why I'm here today, to educate people about the thing called a gun lock and gun safety," explains Logan.

He's the founder of the organization Put Down the Guns Now Young People, which teaches gun safety.

Logan says after learning how 4-year-old Justin Foss Jr. killed himself Saturday morning by playing with his father's loaded gun, he wanted to speak one-on-one with gun owners, to make sure they know the proper safety precautions.

"We do not want the one thing that saves our family to end up hurting our family and our children," says Ashel Said.

While Foss Sr. was denied bond on Monday and is facing charges for the possession of a firearm, people like Said says this is a wake-up call to him and should be to all others to always make sure you take the proper precautions when it comes to having these weapons.

"Never keep a loaded gun. Always keep the gun separate from the ammunition. That way, unfortunately, if a kid or someone gets to it, they will not be able to shoot it because it's empty," he says.

For more information on how you can receive a free gun lock, click this link.

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