SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA – The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office will
provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with
Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety
kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed on February 2, 2018 from 10:00
am -2:00 pm at Kroger at 1017 University Blvd., Suffolk.
Project ChildSafe, a
program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has
distributed more than 37 million firearm safety kits throughout the country
since 2003. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau
of Justice Assistance and the firearms industry.
residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store
their firearm,” said Sheriff E. C. Harris. “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.”
By partnering with
Project ChildSafe, the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office is participating in a national
effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe
distributes gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.
“We are pleased to
have the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Bill
Brassard Jr., director of Project ChildSafe. “Project ChildSafe is an important
step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their
responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”