Firearm Safety Video From Project ChildSafe
March 27, 2015
There have been times when I’ve been critical of the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), but one thing that organization does that I think is absolutely invaluable and positive is their Project ChildSafe program. It’s designed as an outreach project to gun owners, as well as folks who don’t own guns, to provide firearms safety resources and education with a focus on youngsters. Project ChildSafe is good, solid information without any overarching political propaganda. The only agenda is to keep the kids safe, and to promote responsible firearms use and storage.
Along with resources available online, such as guides and printable documents, the Project has also released several well-produced videos. The most recent one just came out, and it’s all about talking to your kids about guns. While I couldn’t get past the parallels to sex education or drug awareness videos (it uses a similar, simplistic model), it does present some pretty good talking points. I think too many of us gun owners take these things for granted, and the video is a good reminder that kids need to be reminded. Keep the conversation going, even if you think your youngster already knows it all. Even if you’re just repeating yourself, the fact that you take the time to do so lets the kids know that you take it seriously and that you think it’s pretty important.
Anyway, check the video out, and if you’re interested, have a look at the Project ChildSafe page to find more videos and resources. And spread the word…