The U.S. Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in cooperation with the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe, has announced a new program that makes free gun locks and firearms safety information, including information on suicide prevention, available to tribal law enforcement and health organizations, for distribution in their communities. (more)
Project ChildSafe is the firearms industry’s safety program that provides education on the importance of storing firearms responsibly when not in use. The cornerstone of the program is the Project ChildSafe firearm safety kit, which includes a cable-style gun lock and a brochure that discusses safe handling and storage. Since its launch, Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 37 million of these free safety kits through partnerships with 15,000 law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
The locks themselves meet ASTM and California DOJ standards, and are shipped in boxes of 100 along with brochures and other information. Everything is provided at no cost; the locks and other resources are made available through a grant from BJA, while supplies last.
To order the locks, simply go to this link and complete the form.
Additional educational resources are also available on the Project ChildSafe website.
For more information visit, projectchildsafe.org