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ChildSafe money cut as SPD distributes gun safety kits
The Superior Police Department is distributing firearm safety kits today, on a first come first serve basis. Brad Phenow reports.
The first 100 local residents will receive a free firearm safety kit. The Superior Police Department has partnered with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearm safety education program.
Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander says the safety kits will help keep families safe.
“The purpose is just to help people secure their firearms safely so there aren’t any accidental discharges or injury.”
In the past the police department has been able to distribute far more than a hundred safety kits, but due to cuts to Project ChildSafe, the department only received 100.
He says the kits are not being distributed because of any specific incidents.
“I’m not aware of any problems locally it just kind of a community service that we’re trying to offer to encourage people if there are guns in the house to get them secured properly.”
He says with deer hunting season around the corner, it’s timely to release the locks now.
“Most of the time they can be used on a both a rifle or a pistol. The cable is long enough to reach through the chambering section and trigger guard on both the shotgun, rifle and handguns”
The kit includes a pad lock with keys and a flexible metal loop to keep the gun from firing. The kit also included literature material on safe handling and storing of firearms.
Since 2003 ChildSafe has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country.
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