Project ChildSafe Memphis Launches

NSSF, along with Mayor Jim Strickland, D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, City of Memphis leaders, and law enforcement officials announced in October the kickoff of Project ChildSafe Memphis. Several kickoff events mark the start of a year-long, community-led effort encouraging gun owners to “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.”

“It is heartening to see just how many of our community leaders and organizations have united in support of this program to launch Tennessee’s first Project ChildSafe Community in Memphis,” said Mayor Strickland.

“Memphis represents the first Project ChildSafe community effort in Tennessee and it will serve as a model for similar firearm safety efforts across the state,” said NSSF president and CEO Steve Sanetti.

Project ChildSafe Communities is supported by NSSF through a two-year $2.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The initiative will provide local law enforcement agencies with thousands of gun locks to distribute across Memphis.

For more information on Project ChildSafe Communities, visit