Carson sheriff’s office offers free gunlocks |

Carson sheriff’s office offers free gunlocks

Staff report

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office will giving away free gun locks Monday as part of a nationwide distribution.

Sponsored by Project ChildSafe, an additional 20 million free firearm safety kits will be distributed in an attempt to raise awareness about safe and responsible firearm ownership and storage. Designed to make homes with firearms safer, Project ChildSafe is funded by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and managed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The combination of free gun-locking devices, and an in-depth safety education component and distribution efforts in all 50 states will significantly enhance public awareness of the importance of proper gun storage in the home.

The safety kits include a cable-style gun lock and a safety brochure that discusses safe handling and proper storage procedures. Last year, Project HomeSafe distributed 2.4 million such firearm safety kits at local events in 43 states.

Project ChildSafe is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a gun-violence prevention initiative of the Bush Administration.

For additional information concerning the free gunlocks in Carson City call 887-2020 ext. 1149. To receive a gunlock visit the Carson City Sheriff’s Department at 901 East Musser Street between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday or visit the Sheriff’s Community Resource Center located in the Albertson’s Market at 3325 Highway 50 E.