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Upstate group hands out gun locks after shootings involving children

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The Upstate group went door-to-door on Friday handing out gunlocks. (April 18, 2014/FOX Carolina) The Upstate group went door-to-door on Friday handing out gunlocks. (April 18, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate group went door-to-door on Friday in an attempt to prevent children from getting hurt around guns - only a day after police said a 6-year-old child accidentally shot and killed a woman in Easley.

Put Down The Guns Young People Organization took to the streets of the Nicholtown community offering gun locks to residents free of charge.

"Our entire message is for those people who are afraid to go to law enforcement to get a gun lock. The least our organization can do is to go door-to-door of those people and put a gun lock in the hands of those gun owners," Put Down The Guns Young People founder Jack Logan said.

The organization said they took to the streets with a sense of urgency after they heard about two shootings in recent days involving children. One where a 7-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the Columbia area and another where a 6-year-old  pulled the trigger of a gun he found in a car, fatally shooting a woman in the front seat, according to police. 

Logan said last week the organization gave out 600 gun locks. On Friday, he hoped to give 50 gun locks out to area residents.

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