The Central Marin Police Authority will provide 1,100 free firearm safety kits to Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Anselmo residents. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, were acquired through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits will be available free of charge at the Larkspur police facility at 250 Doherty Dr in Larkspur or our San Anselmo police facility at 525 San Anselmo Av in San Anselmo.
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.
"We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm," said the Central Marin Police Authority. "Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. 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, the Central Marin Police Authority 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.
"We are pleased to have the Police as Project ChildSafe partners," said DeeDee Dockins, spokesperson for the program. "Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms."