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Hunt S.A.F.E. with Project ChildSafe this fall!

Hunting season is here. As you know, hunting is a tradition that is often passed down from generation to generation. Another important tradition among hunters is practicing safety in the field and when transporting and storing firearms—something Project ChildSafe reminds hunters about with its Hunt S.A.F.E. campaign so that hunts are made safe, fun and memorable.  

Here are a few ways you can help spread the Hunt S.A.F.E. message this season:

Gun Safety and Children

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A shocking statistic that no parent wants to hear. According to the FBI and Centers for Disease Control, more pre-schoolers are dying from guns.

Most incidents involve children finding their parent’s guns. WCBI’s Renae Skinner talks to local experts about the importance of Gun safety.

” It’s not enough to just hide the gun. You have to explain what the gun is for”

James City County Police offers firearm safety class

The James City County Police Department is offering two free firearm safety classes to the public. Each one-session class will cover basic safety, handling, storage and basic laws related to carrying a concealed handgun in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

The class does not include hands-on training and personal firearms should be left at home in a secure location. A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees.

DOJ Awards Project ChildSafe $2.4 Million Grant

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced that it has been awarded a two-year, $2.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Justice. Funds will go toward providing firearm safety education messaging and free gun locks through Project ChildSafe to communities throughout the country, to encourage responsible firearm storage and help reduce firearm accidents, theft and misuse.