"Given that the fact there are so many guns in our community, it's really important that people take every precaution possible to ensure the safety of children in our community," said Reggie Moore, the director of the City's Office of Violence Prevention.
Moore added the importance of talking to children about gun safety.
Jakel McCollum Mattox, 9 and his brother, Jamari, 11, both said their mother talks to them often about staying away from guns.
"She tell us don't touch guns because you are too young to touch them and you might do something dangerous," said Jakel.
David Reynolds lives in the same neighborhood where Miyanna Jelks was killed and took one of the free gun locks Monday night.