Superior police offering 100 free firearm safety kits

By KBJR News 1

Superior police offering 100 free firearm safety kits

October 7, 2013 Updated Oct 7, 2013 at 11:52 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Superior Police Department is putting safety first as they provide 100 free firearm safety kits to residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe.

The goal of this campaign is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.

The safety kits include a gun lock and safety curriculum. They will be distributed at the Superior Police Department's front desk until the supply is gone. Due to diminished funding, the program can only provide 100 locks at this time, so the kits will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Superior Police are encouraging residents to pick up a safety kit so they can securely store their firearm. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Project SafeChild was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and has handed out more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, with additional funding provided by the firearms industry.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns