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Kit teaches gun safety to kids

December 01, 2010 - The Lake Orion Police Department will be providing free firearm safety kits to village residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed starting Nov. 29 until all kits are gone.

Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), 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, with additional funding provided by the firearms industry.

"We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm," said Chief Jerry Narsh.

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.

The chief added, "We feel that if even one accident or death can be prevented through Project ChildSafe, the program will have been worth the effort."

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