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April 16, 2024

NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, Raleigh Metropolitan PD, Wake County Sheriff’s Department, Triangle Shooting Academy and Local Leaders Address Firearm Safety in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. – Project ChildSafe®, a program of NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, in partnership with the Raleigh Metropolitan Police Department, Wake County Sheriff’s Department and Triangle Shooting Academy, launched a citywide firearm safety initiative to prevent gun accidents, suicides and thefts, which included the distribution of 5,000 free gun locks and educational resources to local gun owners.

Project ChildSafe - Tips for firearm Safety in the Home“These locks and materials are available to everyone—no questions asked,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “We want to ensure that gun owners and their families in Raleigh have ample access to the necessary firearm safety and educational resources to keep their homes safe, and we are grateful to have local partners on the ground supporting us in this effort.”

Free gun locks are available at the following locations for pick up:

  • Raleigh Police Department Precincts
    • Northwest: 8016 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612
    • North: 6716 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
    • Northeast: 5230 Greens Dairy Road, Raleigh, NC 27616
    • Southeast: 2800 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, NC 27610
    • Downtown: 218 W Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
    • Southwest: 601 Hutton Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Wake County Sheriff’s Department – 330 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Triangle Shooting Academy – 6501 Mt Herman Road, Raleigh, NC 27617

Project ChildSafe encourages gun owners to secure their firearms when they’re not in use with a gun lock, lock box or whatever storage device best suits their lifestyle—recognizing that safe, responsible firearm storage is the number one way to help prevent firearm accidents, suicides and thefts.

The campaign also included two weeks of digital and local radio advertising, which reached more than 400,000 Raleigh-area residents and pointed them to Project ChildSafe’s most popular online resources:

To date, Project ChildSafe has launched Focus Community initiatives in more than 10 cities across the U.S., partnering with law enforcement agencies, state representatives, city councilors and local community leaders to make millions of free gun locks available nationwide. The program’s Focus Communities are in addition to the thousands of communities in every state and all 5 U.S. territories that partner with Project ChildSafe.

To learn more about the program, or to request specific resources for your community, visit Project ChildSafe’s newly redesigned website:


About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 41 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. More information is available at

About NSSF
NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit


NSSF Media contact:
Bill Brassard
203-426-1320 ext. 212

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