A Project ChiIdSafe representative was scheduled to visit the Junction City Police Department, Danville Police Department and Boyle County Sheriff's Department today to provide free cable-style gun locks and accompanying educational materials to local law enforcement as part of the Project ChildSafe program.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has partnered with local law enforcement to distribute more than 370,000 free gun locks in Kentucky as part of the national Project ChildSafe initiative, PCS is designed to help make homes with firearms safer by raising awareness about responsible firearm ownership and storage.
An expansion or NSSFs Project HomeSafe, Project ChildSafe is funded by a $50 million grant from the Department of Justice and will provide nearly 20 million free gun locks and firearm safety educational materials to families in all 50 states, the five U.S. territories and District of Columbia.
In 2002, Project HomeSafe succeeded in distributing 2.4 million safety kits to 44 states and has significantly raised awareness of firearms safety and responsibility. "We are proud to say that, since its grassroots beginning in 1999, Project HomeSafe became the largest, most comprehensive firearms safety education program in the nation thanks to the enthusiastic support from high-ranking government officials and law enforcement departments communities across America," said Doug Painter, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.