- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police in Pennsylvania are giving out gun locks in memory of a young boy killed in an accidental shooting last year.

All local police departments in Bucks County will be giving out the free safety devices as part of a campaign named for Benjamin Smith, a 2-year-old who shot himself to death with his father’s gun.

The boy’s father, Nicholas Wyllie, was allowed out of county prison to speak Thursday at a news conference announcing the program. He was sentenced earlier this month for charges including involuntary manslaughter.

Wyllie told the crowd that as U.S. Army veteran he was convinced he understood gun safety. He said if he had used a gun lock, Benjamin, who would be 3 years old this month, would still be alive.


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