Many Paths to Firearms Safety, Thanks to Project ChildSafe

NSSF and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) have debuted a new video series, Many Paths to Firearm Safety, to help new and potential gun owners understand the responsibilities they have if they decide to keep a firearm in their home. The series reflects that while Americans are buying guns for many different reasons, the common thread among them must be a commitment to store firearms responsibly when not in use.

“Firearms accidents and thefts are almost always preventable. Protecting and securing the means for accessing locked firearms is critical to their safe storage,” says BJA Director Jon Adler. “These new videos emphasize the importance of securing firearms safely in the home.”

“Gun ownership and personal responsibility are inseparable, as our mantra, ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It.’ reinforces,” says NSSF CEO Steve Sanetti. “We want to make sure all gun owners understand that and know we have the resources they need to help them store their firearms responsibly when not in use.”

The videos portray three different gun owners and their stories of ownership, along with the steps they took to make sure they will handle and store their firearms safely. They are viewable online at  . Funding for the videos comes from a $2.4 million grant BJA awarded NSSF’s Project ChildSafe initiative in 2015.