Nation's Largest Firearm Safety Program to distribute 10,000
Free Gun Locks at the Colorado State Fair
Colorado State Patrol Project ChildSafe Representatives will be
at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Sunday, August 24 and Friday-Sunday: 12:00-
6:00, Monday - Thursday: 2:00 - 6:00
National safety tour visits Pueblo, CO to distribute free
cable-style gunlocks and accompanying educational materials as part of the
Project ChildSafe program.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has partnered with the
Colorado State Patrol and the local law enforcement community to distribute over
370,000 free gun locks in Colorado as part of the national Project ChildSafe
(PCS) initiative. PCS is designed to help make homes with firearms safer
by raising awareness about responsible firearm ownership and storage.
An expansion of NSSF's Project HomeSafe, Project ChildSafe is
funded by a $50 million dollar grant from the Department of Justice and will
provide nearly 20 million free gunlocks and firearm safety educational materials
to families in all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, and the District of
In 2002, Project HomeSafe succeeded in distributing 2.4 million safety kits to 44 states and has significantly raised awareness of firearms safety and responsibility. "We are proud to say that, since its grassroots beginning in 1999, Project HomeSafe became the largest, most comprehensive firearms safety education program in the nation thanks to the enthusiastic support from high-ranking government officials and law enforcement departments in communities across America," said Doug Painter, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
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