The Walton County Sheriff's office, in conjunction with Project Childsafe, is providing free gun locks to the community.
Gun locks are available at the main Administration Building in DeFuniak Springs and the Santa Rosa Beach substation in Santa Rosa Beach.
Project Childsafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety education messages and free gun locking devices.
Since 2003, Pproject Childsafe has distributed more than 35 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
The program continues to help its law enforcement partners promote firearms safety by providing educational materials and support services.