November 30, 2022
Smith & Wesson Donates $5,000 to NSSF’s Firearm Safety Initiative — Project ChildSafe
WASHINGTON, D.C., and SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson, a leader in firearm manufacturing, will be making a donation of $5,000 to NSSF’s firearm safety initiative, Project ChildSafe®.
Project ChildSafe is a program of the NSSF actively promoting firearm safety and education in all 50 states and the five U.S. territories. The program is dedicated to promoting responsible firearm handling and storage through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm safety kits.
“NSSF is extremely grateful for this generous donation by Smith & Wesson,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO and Chairman of the Project ChildSafe Foundation. “This along with other donations during the holidays will help NSSF build upon the important work of Project ChildSafe to help reduce firearm accidents, thefts and misuse, including suicide.”
The donation will provide thousands of new gun locks and safety education materials to the Project ChildSafe program. These locks and materials are distributed free to the public through partnerships with law enforcement agencies, hunter education classes, youth programs, community organizations and other partners across the country.
“Project ChildSafe is a safety and education initiative that all gun owners and our industry should continue to embrace,” Smith & Wesson President and CEO Mark Smith said. “Project ChildSafe has developed countless educational resources all gun owners should consult, and Smith & Wesson is proud to include such a worthy program in our Week of Giving celebration and provide $5,000 to NSSF to help promote and fund Project ChildSafe.”
Smith & Wesson’s Week of Giving is an online fundraising campaign that ran from November 24 through November 29 and sought to highlight the important work of Project ChildSafe alongside CureJM and BattleBuddy3-Gun.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). The program has provided more than 40 million free firearm safety kits that include a gun lock to firearm owners in all 50 states and the five U.S. territories through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies. 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 projectchildsafe.org.
About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality handgun, long gun, and suppressor products to the global consumer and professional markets under the iconic Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Gemtech® brands. The company also provides manufacturing services, including forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services. For more information call (844) 363-5386 or visit www.smith-wesson.com.
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.org.
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