Pinellas Sheriff, Police, Congress Member Promote Gun Safety
Project ChildSafe is a program designed to promote gun safety by providing free gun locks and materials.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has formed a partnership with six police departments, U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Pinellas), and Project ChildSafe to provide free gun locks and materials to citizens in an effort to promote gun safety.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to keep their lawfully owned guns locked and stored in a safe place. With proper storage and security, incidents such as the accidental self-inflicted gunshot death of 2 ½-year-old Kaleb Ahles in Tarpon Springs earlier this year are preventable, officials said. Prevention is key to keeping the public safe and preventing serious injury and/or death from the accidental discharge of a firearm.
“It’s no question that gun ownership is an absolute right, but there’s no right to irresponsible gun ownership,” Gualtieri said Tuesday (June 23).
Project ChildSafe was launched in 1999 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a nationwide initiative to promote firearm responsibility and to provide safety education to all gun owners. The Largo, Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Belleair, Treasure Island and Indian Shores police departments joined in the partnership with Gualtieri and Jolly.
Citizens can obtain gun locks free of charge at two Sheriff’s Office locations: Sheriff’s Administration Building, 10750 Ulmerton Road, Largo and the Sheriff’s North District Office, 737 Louden Ave., Dunedin.
For information, see pcsoweb.com.
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