Firearm Safety Drive-Thru Event

Hendersonville Police Department Partners with Project ChildSafe® to Distribute Firearm Safety Kits in Drive-Thru Event

The Hendersonville Police Department will provide free firearm safety kits and gun locks to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe in a drive-thru safety event.

A drive thru kick-off event will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Parking Lot located at the corner of King Street and 6th Avenue.

“We encourage members of the community to pick up a free safety kit and gun lock so they can securely store their firearm,” said Hendersonville Police Department’s Interim Police Chief Bill Hollingsed. “Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock. 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 your home.”

The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will also be available for pick-up during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Police Records Window located inside City Hall.

Project ChildSafe, a program developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has distributed more than 38 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program receives support from the firearms industry, federal and state grants and from public donations.

By partnering with Project ChildSafe, the Hendersonville Police Department is participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe distributes gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.

“We are pleased to have the Hendersonville Police Department as a Project ChildSafe partner,” said Bill Brassard Jr., director of Project ChildSafe. “Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities with respect to the safe handling and storage of firearms.”

Additional information about the Hendersonville Police Department’s Project ChildSafe program can be found on the police department's website