Police work to prevent gun accidents at home

February 19, 2009 12:59:18 PM PST
The Redwood City Police Department and Project Childsafe announced today they are banding together to implement a program designed to prevent children's firearm accidents at home.

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The program will provide up to three free firearm safety kits per resident that will help gun owners understand their responsibility to handle firearms safely and store them in a secure place, according to program officials.

A child using a gun that belonged to an adult in a recent incident in East Palo Alto led to the death of a toddler.

On Jan. 8, a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed 2-year-old Andrew Grewe with a gun owned by a family friend.

The safety kits are available for pick-up at the front counter of the Redwood City Police Department, located at 1301 Maple St.

For more information, visit www.projectchildsafe.org or www.redwoodcity.org/police.

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