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March 17, 2016

Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Grant Helps Provide Gun Locks to State Agencies through NSSF’s Project ChildSafe Program


The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) will make Project ChildSafe gun locks and safety education literature available to all 50 state fish and wildlife agencies in 2016, thanks to a generous grant through the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.

The Cabela’s Outdoor Fund awarded an $80,000 grant to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The grant provides state fish and wildlife agencies access to Project ChildSafe materials to further promote gun safety to hunters and target shooters, with an emphasis on distributing gun locks and safety literature in hunter education classes.

“We could not be more appreciative of this generous grant made possible through the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund and for their support for our Project ChildSafe program, which provides genuine firearm safety education and can help save lives,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. “State agencies and hunter education instructors regularly ask for Project ChildSafe locks and literature, and now, thanks to the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund grant, we can help meet that demand for firearm safety materials.”

As a result of the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund grant, more than 52,000 Project ChildSafe cable-style gun locks will be provided to state agencies, along with firearm safety literature, infographics, pledges and a DVD containing five gun safety videos. NSSF will supplement the grant with additional gun locks and literature for state agencies.

“As a firearms retailer, Cabela’s has always made safe firearms handling and storage a top priority,” said Scott Wanetka, Vice President of Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. “We are proud to support the Project ChildSafe program and the important work that is being done to keep firearm safety top of mind through the distribution of gun locks and safety education materials.”

Cabela’s references the Project ChildSafe program as a resource for gun safety materials in its Own Responsibly firearm safety initiative.