GILFORD — The Gilford Police Department (GPD) today announces its involvement in the Own It? Respect It. Secure It. (ORS) Initiative to help raise the public's consciousness on the issue of firearm safety and responsibility through the core message: "Store Your Firearms Responsibly."
To generate awareness around this important message, GPD will be providing free gun safety kits to Gilford residents while supplies last (a maximum of two safety kits per household will be allowed). Kits include a cable-style gun-locking device with accompanying brochure that discusses safe handling and storage in order to help deter access by unauthorized individuals, including at-risk persons. Residents may stop by the police department in order to retrieve kits from police Dispatch personnel.
"Through the ORS Initiative, we want to reach as many people as possible with this message to encourage safe and responsible firearm storage," said GPD Chief of Police Anthony Bean Burpee. Bean Burpee continued by saying, "Our goal is to make proper firearm storage as second nature as keeping medicine in child-resistant containers. With the ORS Initiative, we can have a positive impact in helping to prevent accidents and unauthorized use of firearms."
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