Local Law Enforcement Agencies Offering Free Gun Safety Lock During June

2015 Gun Safety Awareness Day FlyerAhead of National Safety Month, it was announced today that starting Friday, June 5, you can visit a participating law enforcement agency and receive a free gun safety lock while supplies last.

On Tuesday, June 2, more than 30 law enforcement agencies from Oakland County and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will gather at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac to address the media and announce Gun Safety Awareness Day and the Free Gun Safety Lock Giveaway program at a news conference.

Also at that time, snippets of a new video entitled “Why and How Parents Should Talk to Their Kids About Gun Safety” produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation/Project Child Safe promoting gun safety will be briefly shown, along with a series of locally produced 30-second Curbing Gun Violence public service announcements sponsored by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Oakland County Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Michael Spisz and others will speak along with Senator Tonya Schuitmaker. Senator Schuitmaker will speak about her legislative efforts on gun safety.

Also of note:

  • Gun Locks Courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation/Project Child Safe, a Newtown, Connecticut based organization, which will provide 3,000 free gun locks this year.
  • The Project ChildSafe effort has been in existence since 1999. It was originally funded by federal dollars until 2008 when funding was eliminated. Today, the multimillion dollar program is funded by the gun industry, manufacturers, gun organizations and through private donations.
  • 36 million gun locks and gun safety literature has been distributed since 1999.
  • Project ChildSafe program provides free gun locks to any law agency that wants locks.
  • In 2014, 240, 000 Project ChildSafe Kits were distributed.
  • Project ChildSafe is made possible by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
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