Project ChildSafe donates gun locks to EPD, CCSD for distribution

From Staff Reports

  A national firearms safety project visited Carter County on Wednesday. Representatives with Project ChildSafe made two stops in the county to donate free gunlocks to local law enforcement agencies.
  The Project ChildSafe initiative donated several boxes of cable-style gunlocks along with gun safety educational information to the Elizabethton Police Department and the Carter County Sheriff's Department so that those agencies could distribute the locks and information to residents.
  Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is currently distributing millions of firearm safety kits throughout the country. The program is funded by a $50 million grant through the U.S. Department of Justice and receives additional funding from the firearms industry.
  The program will provide nearly 20 million free gun locks and firearm safety educational materials to families in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories, according to information released by Project ChildSafe.
  For more information contact the Elizabethton Police Department at (423) 542-4141 or the Carter County Sheriff's Department at (423) 543-2211.