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via Cleveland19:

On Wednesday, Project ChildSafe Cleveland officially kicked off.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation partners with local, state, and national organizations to distribute 10,000 cable-style gun locks and safety kits.

The cable locks will allow gun owners to safely secure their weapons, preventing them from falling into the hands of children.

“No matter what someone’s position is on firearms, I think everyone can agree that if people exercise their rights to legally own firearms, they need to be responsible and properly secure and store those firearms,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman.

According to Herdman, thefts of firearms from gun stores, homes, and vehicles are on the rise in Ohio.

Dr. C. Jay Matthews of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is working with the initiative to offer the free gun locks and safety kits at the church.

“Be responsible so that your children can understand in a safe gun culture, how to grow up in a responsible gun culture, so your kids grow up knowing that guns are there, yes, but they don’t have to be involved in tragic endings,” he said.

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