Project ChildSafe®  is a nationwide program whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling and  storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of safety education  messages and free firearm safety kits. The kits include a cable-style gun-locking  device and a brochure that discusses safe handling and storage practices.

The program was developed by  the National Shooting Sports Foundation®, the trade association for  the firearms and ammunition industry. For years, Project ChildSafe was a  component of “Project Safe Neighborhoods,” a federal gun violence-prevention  initiative, and was supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice  with additional funding from NSSF®. Today, due to federal budget  tightening, Project ChildSafe is sponsored solely by the firearms industry  through NSSF.

Formed in 1961, NSSF manages  a variety of outreach programs for its more than 7,000 members, with a special  emphasis on efforts to promote firearm safety education. Project ChildSafe is  an expansion of NSSF’s Project HomeSafe program that was created in 1999 to  educate gun owners about their responsibilities to safely handle and properly  store firearms in the home with the goal of preventing accidents involving children.

Project ChildSafe operates in  cooperation with law enforcement departments that provides the firearm safety  kits free of charge to gun owners. Since 2003, Project ChildSafe has distributed  more than 35 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and in the five  U.S. territories.

Project ChildSafe’s success  is attributable to law enforcement, elected officials, community leaders, state  agencies, businesses and individuals who have worked to help raise awareness  about the importance of securely storing firearms in the home.

Gun owners who wish to  receive a free Project ChildSafe safety kit should contact a participating law enforcement  agency in their area. Law enforcement agencies that want to participate in  the program by distributing free firearm safety kits in their communities  should contact NSSF here.

Project ChildSafe reminds gun owners to:

  • Properly store firearms in the home
  • Practice safe firearm storage options in the home
  • Make certain that firearms in the home are not casually accessible to anyone — especially a child.

Project ChildSafe provides safety kits that include:

  • a cable-style gun locking device
  • lock-installment instructions
  • safety booklet

For more information visit the Project ChildSafe website here.

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