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Project ChildSafe

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 key safety education messages and free gun locking devices (firearms safety kits). The program is supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant (DOJ), the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods.

Firearms accidents in the home can result from an unauthorized individual, often a child, finding a loaded and unsecured firearm in the home. The risk of firearms-related unintentional injuries or deaths can be reduced when firearms owners are aware of and fully understand their responsibility to handle firearms safely and store them in a secure manner. 

To learn how to obtain a free firearm safety kit and help prevent an accident from occurring, contact the Otsego County Pistol Permit Office by calling (607) 547-6451 Monday - Friday  9am-4pm.

 

              Firearms Responsibility in the Home Brochure

                                            Project ChildSafe Web Site