GUN SAFETY

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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.

ABOUT PROJECT CHILDSAFE

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. 

QUICK FACTS 

  • 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 www.projectchildsafe.org/safety/find-a-safety-kit. Learn more about the program at www.ProjectChildSafe.org and supporters can also follow Project ChildSafe® on Instagram, Facebook and X to help amplify firearm safety messages.