The Echols County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to participate in Project ChildSafe, this is a nationwide program to help ensure safe and responsible firearms ownership and storage, developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and supported by a U.S. Department of Justice grant.
General Firearms Safety Tips
- Keep all firearms locked and unloaded in a safe place, away from children and other unauthorized persons.
- Store ammunition under lock and key, separately from firearms.
- Read and understand the owner’s manual that came with your firearm.
- Follow safe gun handling practices: keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction; keep fingers off the trigger, and keep the firearm unloaded when not in use.
A Message For Your Children
Young people are naturally curious about firearms and, as a result, may be tempted to “play” with a firearm they find. Make sure young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines described below.
- Don’t go looking for guns in your house or a friend’s house. Don’t let other kids look for guns in your home.
- If you find a gun in your house – or anywhere else –STOP! Leave it alone. Don’t touch it. Don’t let anyone else touch it. Leave the area and be sure to tell an adult at once.
- Even if a gun looks like a toy, don’t touch it. Some real guns may look like toy guns, so don’t take a chance. Leave the area and immediately tell an adult.
REMEMBER…IF YOU FIND A GUN, DON’T PICK IT UP! JUST LEAVE IT ALONE, AND TELL AN ADULT RIGHT AWAY!
To help you in your effort you can pick up a FREE Firearm Cable Lock at the Echols County Sheriff’s Office.
Safety Reminder Sign-up: Get more information and receive free firearm safety reminders from Project ChildSafe via e-mail.
Sign up at projectchildsafe.org