Owning a firearm, whether for target shooting, hunting or personal protection, is a right every law-abiding American enjoys.
It comes with an ongoing commitment to safety and responsibility — something that should be fully understood before buying your first firearm. This is at the heart of our message: “Own it? Respect it. Secure it.”
To help, we’ve provided a “road map” of the milestones toward responsible gun ownership that should be considered. Following these guidelines can help you be a responsible firearms owner, including following the many laws regarding purchasing, ownership, storage and use. By doing so, you will be contributing to a culture of firearm safety that has produced a dramatic decline in firearms accidents.
- Safety precautions with Project ChildSafe
- Watch the Video: Have a conversation with kids about firearm safety
- National Shooting Sports Foundation safety and education literature
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety. Eddie and his Wing Team are on a mission to help you teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun…Stop, Don’t Touch, Run Away, Tell a Grown Up.
Contact an agency to inquire about a free Safety Kit from Project ChildSafe.