Vista Outdoor is a proud premier sponsor of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Project ChildSafe, a nationwide program that promotes safe firearm handling and responsible storage in the home through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits. Safety kits include a cable-style gun lock and safety brochure.
The program is almost entirely funded by NSSF member companies. In recent years, demand for the kits and program resources has more than quadrupled. Vista Outdoor, Federal and CCI ammunition, Bushnell, RCBS, Hoppe’s, Champion, Blackhawk and Primos are helping NSSF keep up with the demand.
“We feel very strongly about our partnership with Project ChildSafe,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Ammunition. “It is the responsibility of all gun owners to ensure safe storage and proper handling. Project ChildSafe provides critical education and resources that advance each of these goals and promote an enhanced culture of safety in the industry.”
“At a time when so many Americans are buying firearms for the first time, efforts to promote firearm safety and education are essential,” said Vishak Sankaran, President of Hunt and Shoot Accessories. “NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program is leading the way in this effort with consumers, industry and law enforcement; Vista Outdoor and its shooting sports brands are proud to continue our support.”
How to receive a free safety kit
Gun owners who wish to receive a free safety kit should contact a participating law enforcement agency in their area. Find a Project ChildSafe® distribution partner
By the Numbers
Safe and proper storage is the #1 way to prevent firearms accidents at home.
In the past 20 years, Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 38 million free gun locks through partnerships with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. Find out more about Project ChildSafe.
Manufacturers have included more than 70 million free gun locks with sold firearms since 1998.