Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm 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 (also available in Spanish) that discusses safe handling and storage. Since 2003, the Project has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to distribute more than 36 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.
Project ChildSafe's success is attributable to law enforcement, elected officials, community leaders, state agencies, businesses, the firearms industry and individuals who have worked to help raise awareness about the importance of securely storing firearms in the home.
National Shooting Sports Foundation®
Project ChildSafe was developed and is sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. Since 1961, the NSSF has strived to promote firearm safety education across the United States through a variety of outreach programs. The NSSF has more than 8,000 members, including manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.
Project ChildSafe, Inc.
Project ChildSafe, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and the outgrowth of Project ChildSafe’s commitment to firearms safety and education. All donations to the organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Own It? Respect It. Secure It.℠ Initiative
In 2014, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, created the Own It? Respect It. Secure it. Initiative. This Initiative is built on the firearm industry's long-standing commitment to safety and has been developed to give industry members an ongoing platform to promote and encourage firearm safety and storage. It also serves to enhance and amplify the messages of ongoing safety and education campaigns such as Project ChildSafe, which has distributed more than 36 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners through partnerships with law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. To visit the Initiative toolkit, please visit: http://www.nssf.org/safety/ors/.