JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and the Williamson County Sheriff's Department will hold a press conference on June 14, at the Cool Springs Marriot and Convention Center in Franklin, TN, at 11:00 a.m. CST to promote Project ChildSafe.
A program of the NSSF, Project ChildSafe has distributed more than 38 million firearm safety kits throughout the country since 2003. The program receives support from the firearms industry, federal and state grants, and public donations and is partnering with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department to provide free firearm safety kits to local residents.
"With the increase in gun owners in the past year and the coming of summer with children being out of school, it is all that more important for us to be vigilant in keeping children safe," said Thomas MacAulay, executive director of POMA. "Active gun owners should know about this program, and we are trying to do our part to educate the general public about how the majority of gun owners are responsible with their firearms; this program helps us do just that."
By partnering with Project ChildSafe, Williamson County Sheriff's Department and hundreds of other law enforcement departments across the country are participating in a national effort to promote firearms safety education to all gun owners. Project ChildSafe distributes gun lock safety kits to all 50 states and the five U.S. territories.
"We are pleased to have the Williamson County Sheriff's Department as a Project ChildSafe partner," said Bill Brassard Jr., director of Project ChildSafe. "Project ChildSafe is an important step forward in helping ensure that all firearm owners fully understand their responsibilities concerning the safe handling and storage of firearms."