Superior police offer gun safety kitsThe Superior Police Department will provide 100 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program.
The Superior Police Department will provide 100 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program.
The safety kits, which include a gunlock, will be distributed at the Superior Police Department’s front desk until the supply is gone. Because of diminished funding, the program can only provide 100 locks at this time so they will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis and only one lock will be distributed per person.
Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant and funding the firearms industry.
“We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm,” Superior Chief Deputy Nicholas Alexander said in a prepared statement. “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.”
By partnering with Project ChildSafe, the Superior Police Department is participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe will distribute gunlock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.
“We are pleased to have the Superior Police Department as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Bill Brassard Jr., director of Project ChildSafe. “Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”