NEWTOWN, Conn., and ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) announced today that California Waterfowl, California’s leading, waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage conservation organization, has become a promotional supporter of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® Program, which focuses on storing firearms responsibly when not in use.
“We are proud to join forces with Project ChildSafe to share its important message with our members and all gun-owning Californians: Responsible gun ownership means taking all possible steps to help prevent children from handling guns without supervision, risking injury to themselves and others,” said California Waterfowl President John Carlson, Jr.
“We’re excited to work with an organization that has handed out 36 million free gun safety kits, and we look forward with helping Project ChildSafe distribute even more information and tools for storing firearms responsiblythroughout California.”
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. In providing its support, California Waterfowl joins a growing list of leaders in the hunting conservation and shooting sports industries that have endorsed and supported Project ChildSafe’s mission.
California Waterfowl’s involvement will help spread NSSF’s message of “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM” through outreach to members, events, and social media outreach.
“Responsible storage is the number one way to help prevent firearm accidents in the home,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. “We’re so pleased to have California Waterfowl and its members involved in this program.”
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. Since 1999, the program has provided more than 36 million free firearm safety kits that include a gun lock to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. More information is available atwww.projectchildsafe.org.
About California Waterfowl
California Waterfowl, founded in 1945, is a nonprofit organization that conserves California’s waterfowl, wetlands and hunting heritage. Visit CWA at www.calwaterfowl.org.