As we've said time and time again, nobody does more to promote gun safety and protect children than the firearms industry and gun owners. Teaching best practices, sharing real-world solutions, and working to stay engaged in communities are just a few things we work tirelessly to do.
You'd be hard-pressed to find another organization who works harder to achieve this than the National Shooting Sports Foundation's organization Project ChildSafe.
Launched in 1999, their sole mission is to promote genuine firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits to communities across the U.S. Since then, they have worked with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies to distribute more than 38 million firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
When school is out and kids are home during the summer months, the NSSF steps up their efforts - launching a national call to action every June to coincide with National Safety Month urging firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority in summer and beyond.
Consistent with Project ChildSafe’s overarching message of “Own It? Respect It. Secure It,” the S.A.F.E. Summer effort is a reminder that proper firearm storage is the #1 way to help prevent firearm accidents, theft, and misuse.
"S.A.F.E." serves as an acronym for Store your firearms responsibly when not in use; Always practice firearm safety; Focus on your responsibilities as a firearm owner; and Education is key to preventing accidents. The effort is focused on providing resources to help gun owners take actions and share information that will help keep their families and communities safer.
“Storing firearms responsibly, in homes and vehicles, is the number one way to help prevent firearms accidents, theft and misuse,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF’s CEO and Chairman of the Project ChildSafe Foundation. “As summer begins, it’s a time of year when kids spend much more time in the home and in the car, so it’s especially important for gun owners to make sure they’re properly securing firearms.”
You can elect to support Project ChildSafe when you checkout on our site by selecting Project ChildSafe in the Donation section before proceeding to checkout.
We have already seen an impressive amount of donations in the short time we've implemented this option and hope to continue to spread awareness and gain support for this cause.
Please join us in supporting the National Shooting Sports Foundation's gun safety initiative Project ChildSafe!
Jenn Jacques is the proud daughter of Peter DeJardin - a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, concealed carry advocate, hunter safety instructor, and an all-around great guy who raised his daughters to be responsible gun handlers, respectful of wildlife and conservation efforts, and cognizant of the fact that our freedoms are only one generation from extinction.
She is proud to be raising her three children, along with her husband John who is also an avid hunter, 2nd Amendment supporter, and amazing father, with those same values!
Jacques has hundreds of hours of firearms training under her belt including street encounters, low light/no light training, is a graduate of the Gunsite Academy and named a S.A.F.E. Summer Local Champion of Firearm Safety by the National Shooting Sports Foundation's Project ChildSafe.