Councilors, Public Schools and Law Enforcement Join NSSF's Project Childsafe to Promote Gun Safety, Suicide Prevention

Free Project ChildSafe Gun Locks and Suicide Prevention Resources to be Provided at two Albuquerque locations Saturday, March 27.

When

This event has already happened.
Mar 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Vista Del Norte Park (with Councilor Bassan)
1005 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Description

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Albuquerque City Councilors Brook Bassan and Klarissa Peña, representatives from Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and local law enforcement will host two drive-through events to provide free resources on firearm safety and suicide prevention for parents and gun owners.

The event is part of a larger “Project ChildSafe Albuquerque” initiative to help prevent firearm accidents, thefts and misuse, including suicide. Attention on teen mental health and suicide prevention has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as schools remain closed and young people continue to face separation from peers, increased feelings of isolation and other stressors. These events are meant to equip parents with resources and tips to have a conversation about mental health with their children and take steps to secure firearms and other potential lethal means. The socially-distanced event will provide free gun locks and educational materials to gun owners to encourage safe, responsible firearm storage in the home.

WHAT: Distribution of free gun locks and “A Guide for Parents: Understanding Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms,” a new resource developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHO:   Featured Guests: Albuquerque City Councilors Brook Bassan and Klarissa Peña 

Albuquerque Public Schools                      The APS Police Department

The Albuquerque Police Department      The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Ergo Grips                                                     National Shooting Sports Foundation/Project ChildSafe

WHERE: Simultaneous events will be held at the following locations:

Unsecured guns can pose an accident risk to children and create opportunities for theft and misuse, including attempts at self-harm. Keeping guns out of the wrong hands can be accomplished when gun owners put safeguards in place appropriate to their home and family circumstances. Proper storage can help prevent guns from being stolen and used by criminals, and provide that vital “pause” that can mean the difference between life and death for people in crisis and contemplating suicide.

Councilors, Public Schools and Law Enforcement Join NSSF's Project Childsafe to Promote Gun Safety, Suicide Prevention

Event Flyer

Contact

Julian Moya
505-768-2511