We will provide free firearm safety kits to interested Lee County residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide safety education program. The safety kits, which include gun locks, will be available at the sheriff”s department during normal business hours. (M-F 8am – 5pm) They should arrive within one week to our department. Feel free to contact us at 662-841-9040 to get more information.
Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kids throughout the country since 2003. The program is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant, with additional funding by the firearms industry.
“We encourage residents to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm(s),” says Sheriff Jim Johnson. “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 unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home.”
“We are pleased to have the Lee County Sheriff”s Department as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Bill Brassard, Jr., Director of Project ChildSafe. “Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners have the means for safe handling and storage of firearms.”