Project ChildSafe comes to Minturn
The Minturn Police Department will provide 800 free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed while supplies last at the Minturn Police Department and Minturn Market.
Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 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 Minturn Police Chief Lorenzo Martinez. “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.”