PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Bucks County man whose two-yr-previous son shot and killed himself was a key speaker at an announcement of free locks to all gun house owners.
The free gun lock program known as Ben’s Marketing campaign, named for two-yr-previous Ben Smith.
“A Bucks County toddler who died final September after discovering his father’s loaded handgun, which was unsecured of their Milford township residence,” defined Bucks County DA Matt Weintraub.
Ben’s father, Nicholas Wyllie, is serving a 1-2 yr jail sentence and, since his son’s dying, has labored to teach gun-house owners.
“For anyone listening proper now who owns a firearm, or plans to sooner or later, please for the love of God take heed to me and study from me,” Wyllie stated.
He says, earlier than individuals decide him as “an fool with a gun,” that he’s a US Military infantry veteran. He says he thought he was cautious together with his weapons till his son obtained a loaded gun from his nightstand.
“It simply took one missed step in my day by day routine to create the present hell that my life has turn into,” stated Wyllie.
The Bucks County Sheriff’s workplace will supply free cable-type gun locks to anybody requesting a gun allow.
The locks are given to the county at no cost by nationwide firearm security program referred to as Challenge Baby Protected.