Summer is an especially important time to remember that the #1 way to help prevent accidents is securely storing your firearms when they’re not in use. Are you up-to-date with the latest S.A.F.E. summer tips? Find out by taking this quiz!
What essential safety item(s) would you bring on a summer trip where firearms will be present?
Please select 2 correct answers
If you answered correctly, you’re off to a great start for a S.A.F.E. Summer! When using firearms, remember to:
- Store firearms responsibly
- Always practice firearm safety
- Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner, and that
- Education is key to preventing accidents
Which firearm safety mantra have more than 3,300 industry companies and affiliated organizations adopted?
The "Own it? Respect it. Secure it." Initiative is an industry-wide commitment to raise the public’s consciousness on the issue of firearm 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 Your Firearms Responsibly when not in use."
What are the best ways to help prevent firearms accidents, theft and misuse during the summer season?
Responsible storage and firearm safety education are keys to helping prevent firearms accidents, theft and misuse—in summer and any time of year.
What are some factors to consider when deciding to keep a firearm for home protection?
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The decision to maintain a firearm in the home for protection is a serious, personal matter. Any added safety benefit gained from owning a firearm depends in large measure on the owner’s appropriate training and clear understanding of safe handling and storage.
True or False? A gun’s safety guarantees it will not fire.
The safety on any gun is a mechanical device which can become inoperable at the worst possible time. It can also be mistakenly “off” even when you think it’s “on.” Always practice gun safety, which means treating all firearms as if they are loaded, keeping your finger off the trigger until ready to fire and keeping the gun’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
How do you think the rate of unintentional firearm-related fatalities has changed in the past decade?
According to the National Safety Council, fatal firearms accidents have dropped by 22 percent in the past decade. Safety initiatives like Project ChildSafe are working and can be even more effective with your involvement. Help us spread the word and build support for the program so we can continue distributing essential firearm safety kits across the country.
True or False? It doesn’t matter how you talk to your kids about gun safety...
Approaching and having this conversation must be done carefully and with many considerations—especially their age. Young children need repetition and reminders of what to do if they see a gun. Every month or two is not too often to remind them. Meanwhile, conversations with teens are different. To learn more, watch the How to Talk to Kids about Firearm Safety video.
Why is summer an important time to focus on firearm safety?
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During the summer months, kids are home from school and likely to be around the house more frequently, and sometimes unsupervised. If guns are not securely stored, they can be found and accidents could happen. It’s important to always store firearms responsibly when not in use to avoid accidents, theft and misuse
How many firearm safety kits have been distributed through Project ChildSafe over the past 15 years?
Through Project ChildSafe and partnerships with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has distributed more than 37 million gun locks and firearm safety kits in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. An additional 70 million gun locks have been provided by manufacturers with new firearms sold since the late 1990s. Importantly, Project ChildSafe is about much more than just gun locks—it’s about providing education and resources that gun owners can use to practice and promote firearm safety in their homes and communities. Visit Project ChildSafe.org for a variety of firearm safety resources.
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