Amid the national debate on gun control, Hillsborough residents can exercise a little more control over their own guns with free gun locks being offered by Hillsborough police.
According to Township Committeewoman, and police liason for the committee, Gloria McCauley, the department will provide two free locks to any household.
The locks are manufactured by Remington, and work on most handguns, rifles and shotguns, she said at Tuesday's meeting.
For those more interested in reducing the number of guns in their household, Somerset County Proescutor Geoffrey Soriano announced a gun buy-back event for April 5 and April 6.
The buy-back will be held at four locations in the county, including St. John's Episcopal Church in Somerville, and the First Baptist Church in Somerset. Payment for handguns, rifles and shotguns turned in will be $100—assault weapons will net $250.
Guns must be taped or wrapped and placed in a box or case to bring to the buy-back—as well as unloaded.