Child Safe Gun Lock Program

Firearm Safety Kits

The Petaluma Police Department will provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project Child Safe, the national firearms safety education program. The goal of the program is to prevent deaths or injuries to children, and to help firearm owners understand their responsibility with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms. The safety kits, which include a gunlock, will be available at the front counter of the Police Station during regular business hours. Also watch for the safety kits at future safety fairs and community events.

Project Child Safe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), will distribute millions of firearm safety kits throughout the country over the next year. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Residents are encouraged to pick up a Project Child Safe safety kits so they can securely store their firearms. Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style lock. The locks will fit most style handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing your firearm in your home.

Project Child Safe has their own web site for more information.

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There are many things you can do to stay safe.

by Lieutenant Ed Crosby

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