NEWTOWN, Conn., and POWELL, Ohio — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association of the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that firearms storage manufacturer Console Vault® has become a financial sponsor of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe® program.
“Thefts of firearms from vehicles has been a concern in many parts of the country and gun owners need options for keeping their firearms inaccessible when not in use so they are secure and concealed from would-be thieves,” says NSSF President Joe Bartozzi. “Knowing that many guns used in crimes are stolen, we’re very glad that Console Vault is supporting Project ChildSafe’s efforts to educate gun owners about secure storage in vehicles.”
NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. The centerpiece of the program is its free firearm safety kits, which include a cable-style gun lock and safety brochure. To date, the program has distributed more than 38 million free gun locks through partnerships with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies.
In addition to financial support, Console Vault has also developed a firearms safety section on its website and is actively promoting Project ChildSafe in its outreach efforts. To help emphasize a gun owner’s responsibility to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and provide tips for the safe handling, transportation and storage of firearms in vehicles, NSSF has also developed a brochure, “Firearms Safety in Vehicles,”
“We truly believe in the work Project ChildSafe is doing to promote genuine firearms safety,” said Ken Kish, Vice President of Marketing at Console Vault. “The motto, ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ says it all. We want to join Project ChildSafe and NSSF in being part of a solution that helps prevent firearms accidents and thefts.”
Project ChildSafe is almost entirely funded by NSSF member companies. In recent years, demand for safety kits and program resources has more than quadrupled. Donations, grants and corporate sponsorships from partners like Console Vault help NSSF meet the demand.
Console Vault made its donation to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity that helps support the Project ChildSafe firearms safety program.
More information on Project ChildSafe sponsorship opportunities can be found on the Project ChildSafe website.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 38 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. 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 at projectchildsafe.org.
About Console Vault
Console Vault is the original in-vehicle safe company. We design safes that secure and conceal our customers' firearms and valuables from unauthorized access. Our products are developed with exceptional quality, fit, finish and durability. We serve the direct-to-consumer and original equipment manufacturer markets. Within our product lineup, we sell in-vehicle safes for many of today’s most popular vehicles. Console Vault products provide a shield of safety and protection for our customers and their communities. The company is headquartered in Powell, Ohio, with distribution centers in Wooster, Ohio, and Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about Console Vault, visit www.consolevault.com.
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 thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org.