Lincoln Police hand out handgun lockboxes to protect kids, stop thieves

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department is out of handgun lockboxes after passing them out for free this week.

The department said it appreciates the interest in securing handguns in Lincoln homes.

Police said the responsible storing of firearms keeps deadly weapons out of the hands of children and criminals.

According to data shared by Everytown Research, around 380,000 guns are stolen every year from private owners.

It also says the majority of the 23,000 stolen firearms recovered between 2010 and 2016 were connected to crimes.

LPD said reducing the chances of theft creates a safer Lincoln for everyone.

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