By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks.
The VA is offering up to four locks per veteran.
The Washington Times acquired a copy of the letter and quoted it as saying the VA “[hopes] to reach all our veterans with this offer.” The VA said locks will be mailed to the address remitted on the form.
The letter also says: “As your partner in healthcare, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe… Gun locks have been shown to greatly reduce death and injury caused by firearms in the home. If you own a gun, we hope you will request and use a gun lock.”
The VA letter obtained by the Times was signed by Daniel Hendee, who serves as “director of the VA medical center in Philadelphia.”
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