St. Joseph's Offers Free Firearm Safety Kits
Firearm injuries are the number 1 cause of death in children in the United States. To help combat this trend, the Emergency Department and Trauma team have teamed up with Project ChildSafe to provide firearm safety kits to anyone that wants them – no questions asked. Project ChildSafe is a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to promote firearms safety and education. The safety kit, which includes a cable-style gun lock and safety instructions, are provided free of charge in the Emergency Department waiting rooms and at the main entrances at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center.
Firearms owners have a responsibility to ensure that guns are securely stored and inaccessible to children or other unauthorized users. Cable-style locks should be used in addition to a primary storage system, including a gun safe or vault.