1,000 firearm safety kits being distributed
The City of Batavia Police Department is providing free firearm safety kits to local residents while supplies last.
The department in partnership with national Project SafeChild will distribute 1,000 kits, which include a gun lock.
The police headquarters is located at 10 W. Main St. and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"We encourage residents to pick up a Project SafeChild safety kit so that they can securely store their firearm," said Chief Randy Baker in a press release. "Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gun lock.
"The lock fits 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."