Project ChildSafe®

Project ChildSafe® is the largest, most comprehensive firearm safety education program in the U.S. It was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, and is committed to promoting genuine firearm safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. The kits include a cable-style gun-locking device and a brochure (also available in Spanish) that discusses safe handling and secure storage guidelines to help deter access by unauthorized individuals.

NSSF® launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners, young adults and children. Through partnerships with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, the program has provided more than 41 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and the five U.S. territories to help prevent firearms accidents, theft and misuse. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included with new firearms sold since 1998 and continue to do today.

Among Project ChildSafe’s many firearm safety resources are our infographic and fact sheet. More resources for gun safety is available for parents and educators on the Project ChildSafe site.


Join Project ChildSafe in promoting safe firearm handling and storage education – Make a tax-deductible contribution or become a law enforcement partner or a supporter organization today!


Project ChildSafe was developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry. Project ChildSafe is supported through greatly appreciated contributions from diverse public sources to the Project ChildSafe Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


The “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative is an industry-wide commitment to raise the public’s consciousness on the issue of firearm safety and responsibility and encourage firearms owners to embrace the importance of proper storage. With our collective voice, we are amplifying the following message to gun owners: “Store firearms responsibly.”

Access the “Own It? Respect It. Secure It.” initiative toolkit to get involved in promoting responsible firearms ownership to your customers and in your community.


The Project ChildSafe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization. All donations to the organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be made online, by phone 203-426-1320 x. 232 or by mail to the Project ChildSafe Foundation Attn: Development Department, 6 Corporate Drive, Suite 650, Shelton, CT 06484.