By Jeremy S
That’s right, the so-called Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has started a petition on its website (sorry, link goes to CSGV) to tell the US Department of Justice to cancel a $2.4 million grant to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe. What makes the NSSF so egregious? Let’s start with the fact that . . .
Funds will go toward providing firearm safety education messaging and free gun locks through NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program to communities throughout the country, to encourage responsible firearm storage and help reduce firearm accidents, theft and misuse.
And God knows we can’t have that. One more time: the CSGV would rather curtail a program that actually saves childrens’ lives than see safety education funds administered by the firearms industry’s trade association. The CSGV calls NSSF a “radical lobby,” and opposes this funding with this twisted rationale:
While few would oppose the use of gun locks to secure firearms or the dissemination of information on gun safety [ed: except CSGV, apparently], the partnership between DOJ and NSSF is nonetheless deeply troubling. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary—which claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns