Orders for NSSF Safety Education Materials
Top 1 Million in First Quarter of 2013
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Demand for the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) safety and education materials skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2013, with more than 1 million safety literature items and safety DVDs being ordered.
Orders for NSSF's popular educational brochure "Firearms Safety Depends on You" were up 114 percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. There were 684,026 copies of the brochure ordered during the quarter, up from 320,250 last year. Orders for NSSF's firearm safety DVD compilation jumped 897 percent, with the majority of the 3,409 copies being ordered by educators and childcare professionals.
Orders for another popular NSSF brochure, "Firearms Responsibility in the Home," were up 45 percent in the first quarter -- 356,384 copies were ordered, compared to 246,570 last year.
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 YouSM," "Firearms Responsibility in the HomeSM," "A Parents Guide to Recreational Shooting For YoungstersSM" 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 GunsSM" for students in grades 6 through 9; "Firearms Safety Depends on YouSM," which covers the ten 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 should they 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 at 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.
Learn more at nssf.org/safety.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.