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DOJ Awards Project ChildSafe $2.4 Million Grant

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced that it has been awarded a two-year, $2.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds will go toward providing firearm safety education messaging and free gun locks through Project ChildSafe to communities throughout the country, to encourage responsible firearm storage and help reduce firearm accidents, theft and misuse.

Santa Cruz Police offer free gun locks

Santa Cruz police are offering free gun locks to residents who want to keep their firearms safe. A gun lock consists of a cord through the chamber of the weapon and attach it to a padlock, ensuring that the gun can’t be loaded or fired without the key.

The free locks and gun-safety information from Project Childsafe are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the Santa Cruz police station, 155 Center St.

“Gun locks can save lives,” said Santa Cruz police spokeswoman Joyce Blaschke.