The Oxford Police Department in conjunction with 9 Forward Firearms and Ammunition will provide100 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nation wide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gunlock, will be distributed starting on January 10th, 2014 at the Oxford Police Department 204 E. McClanahan St Oxford, N. C. 27565
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 supported by the U.S. Department of Justice and the firearms industry.
“We encourage residents to pick up a Project Child Safe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm, ” said Chief Al Coley. Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gunlock. 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, Oxford Police Department is participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe will distribute gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.
“We are pleased to have the Oxford Police Department 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 the responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”