Contact: C.O.P.S. Unit
Issued 02-01-05

Project ChildSafe Comes to El Camino Community College:
Firearm Safety Kits To Be Distributed Locally

The El Camino Police Department will provide free firearm safety kits to the Staff, Faculty, and Students through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed though out the Spring 2005 Semester at the Police Station located at the corner of Redondo Beach Blvd and Crenshaw Blvd.

Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), will distribute millions of firearm safety kits through out 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 the campus community to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm," said Chief Michael D'Amico. "Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. The locks fit on most types of hand guns, 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, El Camino Police Department is participating in a growing nation effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe will distribute gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the fire U.S. territories.

"We are pleased to have the El Camino Police Department as a Project ChildSafe partner," said Dee Dee Dockins, spokesperson for the program. "Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibility with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms."

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