“It is unfortunate that these groups, which do not have comprehensive, practical firearms safety programs of their own, cannot find common ground to support the goals of this successful, long-standing safety initiative,” the foundation stated.
In a surprise move, the Newtown Action Alliance and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) has petitioned the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to cut off funding for a popular youth firearms safety program. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice awarded a $2.4 million grant to Project ChildSafe, a program run by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to encourage responsible firearms use as well as reducing the amount of gun accidents nationwide.
The program also offers free gun locks and education about proper firearm storage. Due to this, many gun owners hardly expected the program to become a target of anti-gun groups, and were taken aback when CSGV and the Newtown Action Alliance announced that they were going to start campaigning against it. The two groups acknowledged the program as an unlikely target, but characterized NSSF as a “radical” lobby with undue influence on gun laws.
“Unsafe storage of firearms is a major public health issue in our nation. While we fully support programs aimed at …read more
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News