Recently we posted about how some antigun groups were opposed to Project ChildSafe and their mission to distribute free gun safety kits and trigger locks. How you can claim to not be antigun and for gun safety while opposing actual working gun safety programs such as Project ChildSafe or the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program makes no sense to me. But then, gun control is not really about facts or common sense, is it?
CCDL firmly believes in responsible gun ownership over arbitrary and unconstitutional laws and regulations. This includes using good judgement (not mandatory storage laws) to keep guns out of the hands of unauthorized people.
We are proud to announce that CCDL is now a supporter organization for Project ChildSafe’s campaign to promote voluntary safe handling and storage of firearms. You can join us in committing to firearm safety & responsibility and sign their “Own it? Respect it. Secure it.” pledge today: ProjectChildSafe.org/take-the-pledge
Visit the Project ChildSafe website for other ways you can get involved. ProjectChildSafe.org
According to an article in the Newtown Patch:
The Department of Justice awarded Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation a grant for its free gun lock program, but the move has upset at least two other groups.
The DOJ awarded a two-year $2.4 million grant for NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program to encourage responsible firearm storage. The Newtown Action Alliance and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence launched a petition to cancel the grant.
Yes, you read that right. Two supposed “gun safety” groups (Including one based here in CT) are opposing the use of taxpayer money to fund an actual and effective gun safety program. Why the heck would they do such a thing? Because despite the claims by these groups that they support safe, lawful gun ownership, the truth is the only form of “gun safety” they approve of are gun bans. I guess their mantra of “if it saves just one life it’s worth it!” only applies to gun bans as well. According to the NSSF, Project ChildSafe has already distributed more than 37 million free firearm safety kits through its law enforcement partners across the country, including almost 50 locations here in Connecticut. That’s potentially at least 37 million lives saved. How can they oppose such a program and still claim they support gun safety?
Remember this next time they try to tell you they aren’t anti-gun, they just support gun safety and responsible gun ownership.