Throughout 2019, we’ve recognized the successes of Project ChildSafe over the last 20 years. The program has increased awareness of safe firearms storage among millions of gun owners, helped reduce accidental firearms deaths to historic lows and become an indispensable education resource for partners in every state across the U.S.
These successes would not be possible without the network of thousands of partners from law enforcement, fish and wildlife agencies, conservation groups, firearms retailers, gun ranges, the faith community and other groups nationwide. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the program, and let’s continue to work to keep our communities and our loved ones safe.
December Rings in the Giving Season
As we enter the holiday and giving season, we are pleased to share a new way to support Project ChildSafe and help achieve the collective goal of reducing firearms accidents and misuse. Project ChildSafe’s new donation interface now welcomes one of the most popular forms of giving—recurring donations. Think: set it and forget it!
In recognition of our 20th anniversary, supporters who commit to giving $20 per month will join the Partners in Safety Club. Your support is needed to help Project ChildSafe reach its goal of 2,020 new Partners in Safety, so please consider donating onlineor sending singular donations by mail: Project ChildSafe Foundation, 11 Mile Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.
A Range of Safe Storage Options
Gun owners have different storage needs and budgets and no matter what type or how many firearms you own, there is a safe storage solution for you. Here are a few popular storage options that might be right for your lifestyle:
Cable-style locks are the most affordable storage option, which can be used on most firearms. Project ChildSafe provides cable-style locks, free of charge, to law enforcement and other community partners all across the country.
Lock boxes provide accessibility to firearms by authorized persons, portability and protection from damage.
Full-size gun safes allow owners to safely store multiple firearms in one place ranging from long guns to handguns.
Of course, there are many different safe storage solutions available. For the greatest level of security, consider using a combination of safety mechanisms and take the time to educate family members about handling firearms properly.To learn more about options for safe firearms storage in the home,watch this videoandcheck out this infographic for the best storage solution for your lifestyle.
Driving Firearms Safety Awareness at SHOT Show 2020
With SHOT Show 2020 just around the corner, Project ChildSafe is preparing to educate firearms industry members about the role all of us can play in spreading the firearms safety message. If you’re attending SHOT Show, January 21-24, please visit us at booth #2426 to learn more about how you can get involved in the program.
Additionally, on January 22 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Project ChildSafe will host the third annual Women of the Gun reception at SHOT Show. This event rallies the industry around firearms safety education and further highlights the importance of Project ChildSafe’s work in promoting responsible gun ownership and storage to help prevent firearms accidents, thefts and misuse.
Project ChildSafe Reminds Gun Owners to Hunt S.A.F.E.
Every year, Project ChildSafe promotes S.A.F.E. hunting by reminding outdoorsmen and women to Store firearms responsibly when not in use; Always practice firearms safety; Focus on your responsibilities as a firearms owner; and Educate yourself and others about safe firearms handling and storage.
As part of this year’s Hunt S.A.F.E. Campaign, Project ChildSafe partnered with firearms safety advocates and hunting celebrities including Outdoor Channel host Eva Shockey, MeatEater host Steven Rinella and many others to help promote the practice of responsible gun safety in the field.
Project ChildSafe also partnered with Women’s Outdoor News (WON) to share some important firearms safety tips for hunting season. Check out the top seven safety tips from the WON and Project ChildSafeteams. We also created a series of safe hunting video tips for social media, which can be viewed on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are a great way to help keep safe storage top of mind. We regularly share advice and tips about safe firearms storage. Once you follow us, share our content to help amplify the message and reach more gun owners across the country.
Bill Brassard Jr.
Senior Director, Communications
National Shooting Sports Foundation