Bedford Safe Campaign - Gun Violence Prevention

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The Bedford Safe Campaign is a collaborative gun violence prevention campaign sponsored by the Bedford Police Department, the Bedford Health Department and the Bedford Board of Health who are joining together to protect our children, youth and families from gun violence injury and death in homes. We strive to accomplish this through community education, outreach and prevention programming. 

Please check back here in early 2023 for more information about the Campaign. 

FREE Gun Safety Kits Available

FREE Gun Safety Kits consisting of a lock and safety instructions are currently available at the Bedford Police Department located at 2 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA.                            

Gun Buy Back

If you have an unwanted gun, the Bedford Police Department will buy it back from you. Please contact the Police Department at 781-275-1212 for more information.

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Gun Violence Prevention Information

  

For Parents/Guardians:

 

Keeping Kids Safe from Gun Accidents: 6 Strategies for Families from Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan


Healthy Children.org

Guns in the Home:  Keeping Kids Safe

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Handguns-in-the-Home.aspx#:~:text=All%20guns%20in%20your%20home,else%20on%20your%20property%2C%20either.

 

Be SMART

https://www.BeSMARTforKids.org

 

The Be SMART campaign was launched to raise awareness that secure gun storage – storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition – can save children’s lives.  Be SMART emphasizes that is’t an adult responsibility to keep kids from accessing gun, and that every adult can play a role in keeping kids and communities safer

 

Project ChildSafe

http://projectchildsafe.org

 

How to ask parents about guns in the home

https://www.today.com/parents/parents/how-to-ask-about-guns-in-the-house-before-play-dates-rcna11970

  

General Prevention Education

 

MGH: Center for Gun Violence Prevention

https://www.massgeneral.org/gun-violence-prevention

 

The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:  Center for Gun Violence Solutions

https://publichealth.jhu.edu/departments/health-policy-and-management/research-and-practice/center-for-gun-violence-solutions

 

Everytown for Gun Safety

https://www.everytown.org/