Archived News Release from 2009
For Immediate Release
“Project ChildSafe” Comes to Redwood City – Police to Distribute Firearm Safety Kits
Redwood City, CA – February 18, 2009 - Redwood City and the national organization Project Childsafe are teaming up to prevent firearms accidents in the home. All too often, such an accident results from an unauthorized individual, often a child, finding a loaded and unsecured firearm in the home, and can end in tragedy. The Redwood City Police Department is working to reduce the risk of such injuries and deaths by helping gun owners fully understand their responsibility to handle firearms safely and store them in a secure manner.
In partnership with Project ChildSafe, the Redwood City Police Department will provide up to three free firearm safety kits per resident. The safety kits, which include a gunlock, are available at the front counter at the Redwood City Police Department, 1301 Maple Street. Redwood City residents are encouraged to take responsibility for safely and securely storing their firearms, and pick up a kit which contains a safety brochure and a cable-style gunlock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.
For more information about the City’s free firearm safety kit program, contact the Redwood City Police Department’s Community Policing Unit at 780-7104. Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free gun locking devices. Visit the Project ChildSafe website at www.projectchildsafe.org. Visit the Police Department’s website at www.redwoodcity.org/police.
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Officer Vic Artiga
Redwood City Police Department