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June 13, 2017

Firearm Safety at the Range and in the Home

By Bill Brassard

Did you know that June is National Safety Month? Summer — when children are home from school and more likely to be unattended — is an important time to remember that the No. 1 way to help prevent accidents is to securely store your firearms when they’re not in use. Whether you own a gun or not, firearm safety is your responsibility. Let shooting champion and mom Julie Golob explain how to talk to your children about gun safety so they are prepared to quickly make the correct decision if they should encounter an unsecured firearm. Also, we encourage you to share this 30-second public service announcement about NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program and its free gun locks. And, finally, take a moment to watch the videos below on how to safely handle and store firearms. Our Project ChildSafe program offers a host of gun safety materials for your use on its resources webpage.

Firearm Safety: First, Last, Always

There are “10 Commandments” to firearm safety and the first four are the big ones. Remember, while at the shooting range or anywhere you handle a firearm, safety always comes first.

Storing a Gun Safely and Securely

For those who do have a gun in the home, now is also good time to review some gun storage options that fit your lifestyle. For more information on storing your firearms safely and securely, visit


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