Properly securing firearms when not in use is the #1 way to help prevent accidents, thefts and misuse. It’s a simple step that can make a real difference in making your home and community safer.
HELP PROMOTE FIREARM SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY BY FOLLOWING THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR SAFE STORAGE:
- Unloaded firearms should be stored when not in use in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case. The storage location should be inaccessible to children.
- Gun locking devices render firearms inoperable and can be used in addition to locked storage. If firearms are disassembled, parts should be securely stored in separate locations.
- Ammunition should be stored in a locked location separate from firearms.
- Thoroughly double check firearms to confirm that they are unloaded when you remove them from storage.
The police department offers free firearm safety kits, provided by Project Childsafe, at the front desk of the police department. Residents may come to the police department to pick up a firearm safety kit, which includes a cable-style gun lock.
More information and resources on firearm safety can be found at the Project Childsafe website: www.projectchildsafe.org