Demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) safety and education materials skyrocketed in 2013, with more than 3.6 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered, an increase of 47 percent compared with 2012.
NSSF provides a number of educational materials that help gun owners and non-owners make informed decisions when it comes to firearms safety.
The safety brochures "Firearms Safety Depends on You," "Firearms Responsibility in the Home," "A Parent's Guide to Recreational Shooting For Youngsters" and the Project ChildSafe safety booklet. View the brochures at nssf.org/safety and projectchildsafe.org. Spanish-language versions are available online.
NSSF's Firearm Safety DVD offers these four videos: "McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety" for students in kindergarten through grade 6; "It's Your Call: Playing It Safe Around Guns" for students in grades 6 through 9; "Firearms Safety Depends on You," which covers the 10 commandments of gun safety and is for audiences of all ages; and "Introduction to Range Safety and Etiquette." The first two titles help teach students how to respond if they should encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation at school, at home or at a friend's home. Any educator can request the Firearm Safety DVD free of charge by visiting nssf.org/safety/video.
Through its Project ChildSafe program, NSSF provides firearm safety kits that include a gun locking device and safety education brochure available free of charge to gun owners through law enforcement departments. Check projectchildsafe.org to see if your local law enforcement agency is a Project ChildSafe partner. Only law enforcement departments can request shipments of the safety kits.