Demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s safety and education materials skyrocketed in 2013, with more than 3.6 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered, an increase of 47 percent compared to 2012.
Orders for NSSF’s popular educational brochure “Firearms Safety Depends on You” reached 2 million in 2013, while orders for another popular NSSF brochure, “Firearms Responsibility in the Home,” reached more than 1.3 million.
NSSF provides a number of educational materials that help gun owners and non-owners make informed decisions when it comes to firearms safety. These include:
The safety brochures “Firearms Safety Depends on You,” “Firearms Responsibility in the Home,” “A Parents Guide to Recreational Shooting For Youngsters” and the Project ChildSafe safety booklet. View the brochures at nssf.org/safety and projectchildsafe.org. Spanish-language versions are available online.
NSSF’s Firearm Safety DVD offers these four videos: “McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety” for students in kindergarten through grade 6; “It’s Your Call: Playing It Safe Around GunsSM” for students in grades 6 through 9; “Firearms Safety Depends on YouSM,” which covers the 10 commandments of gun safety and is for audiences of all ages; and “Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette.”
The first two titles help teach students how to respond if they should encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation at school, at home or at a friend’s home. Any educator can request the Firearm Safety DVD free of charge by visiting nssf.org/safety/video.
Through its Project ChildSafe program, NSSF provides firearm safety kits that include a gun locking device and safety education brochure available free of charge to gun owners through law enforcement departments.
Check projectchildsafe.org to see if your local law enforcement agency is a Project ChildSafe partner. Only law enforcement departments can request shipments of the safety kits.
Learn more at nssf.org/safety.
Meanwhile, Gun Digest has published a new book, Gun Safety in the Home by Massad Ayoob. The new book teaches how to keep your home safe, especially if you have children. “‘Use things the way they’re meant to be used.’ We say that a lot as parents and grandparents; we need to constantly say it to ourselves,” Ayoob said. Read Ayoob’s opinions on kids and guns and some proven safety methods in this blog post.
Read more on the topic from Gun Digest Editor Doug Howlett, who asked “Should Kids Play With Toy Guns?”