In partnership with Project ChildSafe® the Ashland Police Department has Free Gun Locks available to all gun owners. Free Gun Locks can be found in the lobby of the Public Safety Building.


Project ChildSafe® is a nationwide education program that promotes responsible gun ownership and safe storage of firearms in the home. The program was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, to raise awareness about firearm safety. Central to the program are the free cable-style gun locks and educational materials gun owners can use to securely store their guns away from unauthorized persons, including children, at-risk individuals and criminals. 

Through vital partnerships with law enforcement, elected officials, community leaders, state agencies, the firearms industry, health care experts, the faith community and other stakeholders, Project ChildSafe® has helped raise awareness about the importance of storing firearms securely when not in use to help prevent accidents, theft and misuse, including suicide. 


  • Since 2003, the program has distributed more than 40 million free firearm safety kits, which include a cable-style gun lock with installment instructions and a gun safety booklet. (This is in addition to more than 70 million free firearm locks manufactures have provided with new gun purchases).
  • Project ChildSafe® has partnered with thousands of law enforcement agencies in communities across the country in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. 
  • Project ChildSafe® has more than 13,000 organizational supporters, and works cooperatively with state fish and wildlife agencies across the U.S. to promote safe firearms handling and storage. 
  • In the 20+ years since Project ChildSafe® launched, fatal firearms accidents have dropped to historic lows, according to data from the CDC and other authorities. 
  • Every day, NSSF® receives 5–10 new requests for packages of hundreds of firearm safety kits and educational materials from law enforcement agencies. 

Firearm owners can get a free firearm safety kit by contacting a participating law enforcement agency in their area. Project ChildSafe® distribution partners can be found at Learn more about the program at and supporters can also follow Project ChildSafe® on Instagram, Facebook and X to help amplify firearm safety messages.