NSSF, Veterans Affairs Launch Safe Firearms Storage Partnership

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a formalized partnership with NSSF and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to collaborate on a new toolkit that empowers communities to engage in safe firearms storage practices. The toolkit features organizational models for the establishment of safe storage coalitions within local communities and provides detailed examples of safe storage practices. While exploring how to focus our nation’s resources to maximize lifesaving community engagement, AFSP researchers found, through its flagship prevention program Project 2025 (afsp.org/campaigns/project- 2025/), that by focusing on educating firearms owners, the nation could save as many as 9,500 lives by the year 2025.