Project ChildSafe is the largest, most comprehensive firearms safety education program in the U.S. It was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, and is committed to promoting genuine firearms safety 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 secure storage guidelines to help deter access by unauthorized individuals.
Project ChildSafe is a real firearms safety solution that helps make communities safer. Since 1999, more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies have partnered with the program to distribute more than 37 million firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. Through vital partnerships with elected officials, community leaders, state agencies, businesses, the firearms industry and other stakeholders, Project ChildSafe has helped raise awareness about the safe and responsible ownership of firearms and the importance of storing firearms securely when not in use to help prevent accidents, theft and misuse.
How You Can Get Involved
National Shooting Sports Foundation®
Project ChildSafe was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry. Project ChildSafe is supported through greatly appreciated contributions from diverse public sources to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Own It? Respect It. Secure It.® Initiative
The "Own It? Respect It. Secure It." initiative is an industry-wide commitment to raise the public’s consciousness on the issue of firearms safety and responsibility and encourage firearms owners to embrace the importance of proper storage. With our collective voice, we are amplifying the following message to gun owners: "Store firearms responsibly."
Access the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative toolkit to get involved in promoting responsible firearms ownership to your customers and in your community.
The Project ChildSafe Foundation
The Project ChildSafe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization. All donations to the organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made online, by phone 203-426-1320 x. 232 or by mail to the Project ChildSafe Foundation Attn: Development Department, 11 Mile Hill Rd., Newtown, CT 06470.