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 promote.
Having said that, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization that works harder to achieve this than the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s organization Project ChildSafe.
Who They Are:
Launched in 1999, Project ChildSafe’s sole mission is to promote genuine firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits to communities across the United States. Over the past 21 years, 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.
It’s so important to follow the four rules of gun safety and it never hurts to hear them again. Treat every gun as if it’s loaded. Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Be aware of your target and what is beyond.
Project ChildSafe’s safety materials teach families with small children how to keep them away from firearms until they are ready to follow these rules effectively and handle a gun safely. The program is focused on four simple rules young kids can remember and follow if they see a gun:
- DON’T TOUCH
- RUN AWAY
- TELL AN ADULT
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.
Focused on providing resources to help gun owners take actions and share information that will help keep their families and communities safer, the acronym “S.A.F.E.” reminds parents to:
- Store firearms responsibly when not in use
- Always practice firearm safety
- Focus on our responsibilities as a firearm owner
- Education is key to preventing accidents.
You can elect to support Project ChildSafe with your order 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.
Beyond our Website
If you shop on Amazon Prime, you can also support Project ChildSafe by accessing your account through Smile! AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop – FREE!
How can I shop on AmazonSmile?
To shop, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile to ensure every purchase will benefit the charitable organization of your choice!
Call to Action!
Please join us in supporting the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s gun safety initiative Project ChildSafe!
About the Author:
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 two daughters to be responsible gun handlers, respectful of wildlife and conservation efforts, and cognizant of the fact that our freedoms are only one generation away from extinction.
She is proud to be raising her three children 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 gun belt including Concealed Carry, Street Encounter Skills and Tactics, Low Light/No Light Training, 3-Gun Fantasy Camp, Gunsite Academy’s Ladies’ Pistol, and named a S.A.F.E. Summer Local Champion of Firearm Safety by Project ChildSafe.
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