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Natick Police Department
Tuesday March 22nd, 2011 :: 10:39 a.m. EDT


The Natick Police have received 200 firearms safety kits available to the community. Do you need a gun lock?

Project ChildSafe® Comes To Natick:

200 Firearm Safety Kits To Be Distributed Locally

The Natick Police Department will provide 200 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
to any individual who requests one.

Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has distributed more than 35 million firearm safety kits throughout the countrysince 2003. 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 Chief Nicholas Mabardy. “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.”

By partnering with Project ChildSafe, Natick is participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe will distribute gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.

“We are pleased to have the Natick Police 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 fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”

Anyone who is interested in obtaining a safety kit is asked to contact Detective Edward Arena at 508-647-9520.

Natick Police Department
20 E Central St
Natick, MA 01760

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 508-647-9500

Brian Grassey
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