Campaign kicks off today to make guns in homes secure

A group of concerned residents and organizations are launching a new initiative to make sure adults lock up their firearms, keeping them out of the hands of kids.

The Be SMART for Kids campaign will launch at noon today in the Cal Brand meeting room at Columbus City Hall. Supporters of the intiative include the city and county governments and law enforcement, Columbus Regional Health, schools and businesses.

Bartholomew County Sheriff-elect and current Chief Deputy Chris Lane explains the sheriff’s department will be handing out gun locks at today’s event.

Moms Demand Action is launching Be SMART To address unintentional shootings by children. The public education campaign seeks to reduce the number of shootings, suicides and homicides that come with an unsecured gun in homes with children and teens.