Saturday, October 16, 2004

The Children, Continued

One day after posting the abhorrent happenings at an officer's home, I was just a bit surprised to run into this puff piece. (h/t

The good group in the spotlight is, of course, "Project Child Safe."

Having a gun and a child in the same home is a dangerous combination, but with the help of Project ChildSafe, it's a risk that may soon disappear.

Forgive me, but suppositions like these are merely feel-good salves for the overtly sensitive. And in yesterday's post, it was noted that the police will have a hard time figuring out how to make the world safe for children if they fail to take the necessary measures in their own homes.

Project ChildSafe is funded by a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and will provide nearly 20 million free gunlocks to families in all 50 states, the five U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.

And yes, it is a government funded program, with some help from the NSSF. I always applaud the efforts of organizations like NSSF and the NRA's attempts to bring safety programs to the community. But let's face it, both of these organizations are more effective when they are not hampered by government aid. I have about 3 of these lock devices that I have never used. Several people I know have more than that. We would be happy to send them to Massachussets or wherever law enforcement officers feel like leaving children at home with a loaded firearm.

And, come on, $50 million? Thats a bit steep for some glorified bike locks, isn't it?

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