A press release from the city:
The Midland Police Department and the Midland County Sheriff's Office will provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gunlock, will be distributed beginning June 29, 2004, at both the Midland Police Department (601 N. Loraine) and the Midland County Sheriff's Department (400 S. Main).
Residents are encouraged to pick up a Project ChildSafe safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm. Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gunlock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in a home.
Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, is funded by a U.S. Department of Justice grant with additional funding provided by the firearms industry. Gunlock safety kits will be distributed in all 50 states and the five U.S. Territories.
In 2003, the Midland Police Department and Midland Sheriff's Office distributed close to 7,000 free gunlocks.
Keep those kiddies safe.