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09/03/2003 Archived Entry: "Project ChildSafe begins national rollout"

WELL, YOU WILL BE THRILLED AND NO DOUBT RELIEVED TO KNOW that Project ChildSafe begins its national rollout this week

... with safety tour trucks distributing [trigger] locks in Maine, New York and Massachusetts, with Michigan and Washington to follow. Kickoff announcements with governors, lieutenant governors or U.S. Attorneys are being finalized in these states. "We are thrilled with the response from elected officials and from law enforcement to participate in this valuable firearm safety education program," said Bill Brassard, NSSF [National Shooting Sports Foundation] managing director of communications, safety and education. "Project ChildSafe's goal is to distribute more than 19 million firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and the five U.S. territories." Developed by the firearms industry, Project ChildSafe will provide free gun locking devices and key safety messages to gun owners nationwide. The multi-year program receives funding from a Department of Justice grant ...

This is no paltry grant, either. It's 50 million bucks of your money. (Boy, just think of all the Serbu .50 BMGs you could buy with that.)

So now we can look forward to multitudes of idiots injuring themselves or others by putting locks on loaded guns (locks are only for empty guns, which makes them marvelously pointless). And we'll no doubt see more children enjoy the kind of safety experienced by the Carpenter children on August 23, 2000.

And we'll have the joy of knowiing that while valiantly protecting us against dopers, businessmen with nail clippers in their briefcases, and anyone who disagrees with John Ashcroft, the Bush administration is still finding time to carry on the warm Clintonian tradition of turning us all into braindead, false-security-sucking eunuchs and eunuchettes "for the sake of the children."

The CSN&Y song keeps running through my mind: "Teach your children well ...."

Posted by Claire @ 06:51 AM CST

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