Cloquet police work to make gun ownership safer
The Cloquet Police Department will provide 300 gun locks and free firearm safety kits through a partnership with Project Child Safe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be distributed at the Cloquet Police Department and local gun shows over the next year.
The Cloquet Police Department encourages Cloquet residents to pick up a project child safe safety kit so they can securely store their firearm.
“The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in your home,” said Cloquet Police Corporal Mark Laine. “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable style gun lock. The locks fit most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.”
By partnering with Project Child Safe, the Cloquet Police Department is collaborating in a national effort to promote firearm safety education to all gun owners. Project Child Safe has distributed gunlock safety kits to all 50 states and 5 US territories.
“We are pleased to have the Cloquet Police Department as a Project Child Safe partner,” said Bill Brassard Jr., director of Project Child Safe. “Project child safe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to safe handling and storage of firearms.”
In addition to handing out safety kits, Laine plans to present two unique presentations, first a “McGruff the Crime Dog on gun safety” for gradesK-6 at our local grade schools, and “It is Your Call: playing it safe around guns,” for grades 7-9 at the Cloquet Middle School.
Forward any questions through the Cloquet Police Department’s Facebook or Twitter accounts or call Corporal Mark Laine at the Cloquet Police Department at 218-879-1247.