VANDALIA – The Vandalia Division of Police will provide free firearm gunlocks to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The gunlocks can be received at the Vandalia Division of Police Department, 245 James E. Bohanan Memorial Drive anytime of the day.
Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), will distribute millions of firearm safety kits throughout the country over the next year. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, with additional funding provided by the firearms industry.
“I encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm,” said Vandalia Crime Prevention Officer Holly Estepp. “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, Vandalia Division of Police is participating in a growing 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.
Reach the Vandalia Division of Police at (937) 898-5868.