NSSF: Safety is a Habit

By Dave Dolbee published on in General, Safety and Training

Through its $2.4 million federal grant, the NSSF has developed new video and radio public services announcements on the importance of securely storing firearms when not in use. “Safety is a Habit” is the theme, complementing the Project ChildSafe Communities program messages.The NSSF encourages you to help promote gun safety by making use of the PSAs, sharing them with your social networks, friends and family.

When was the last time you helped spread the message of gun safety? What did you do? How can shooters’ help the next generation of gun owners promote safety? Share your answers in the comment section.

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  • Hide Behind

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    Pavlov’s dog had a habit of slobbering all over the place, every time his master rang a bell.
    Of course the dog got a bite to eat and therefore never bit its’master, and while it only took months to form this habit,after all it was just a dumb animal to begin with, when did training become a man induced habit.
    Ah well, while some may say a vast waste of money I will lay odds that that those who recieved said grant would beg to differ.
    How long did it take for our masters to train us into begging for a permit( background check) and then another one to conceal, while we stood there slobbering all over the gun store counters?

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  • Red

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    This was a monumental waste of money. This needs to be on primetime National TV, primetime new media AND broadcast on digital TV.

    Lock up your guns & ammo, as well as educating your children.

    If I was not a subscriber to CTD newsletter, I might not ever have seen this video. 30 seconds is not nearly enough time to be really effective and storing ANY semi-auto for any period of time in full slide lock is not good for the recoil spring.

    How can you spend 2.4 million dollars and only get THIS video. Way too much money wasted along the way. There is almost as much time showing other things being locked as there is time spent on the gun being locked, inappropriately I might add. I understand the message but cannot fathom the expenditure of funds for what I saw.

    I’m not convinced that the people that made this video know that much about guns.

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  • Hide Behind

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    The Greeks knew it: “Beware of those who come bearing gold.”
    They also knew that grants of gold held a usury of fealty to the other,
    How much of ones alternative consciousness does one use when begging for and then using the granting of that gold?
    Our alternative consciousness ; can it be the best part of a mans soul?

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  • Glenn

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    This is the mentality of our current generation. Would you lock each room of your house or your door to members of your own family because they could not be trusted? No! This is just like saying that the ONLY reason kids are not harmed is because of the locks…how about teaching instead of demonizing or through prohibition…..I never seen a lock on a gun my entire adolescent life. First, I was taught gun safety. Secondly, I knew I would be punished for breaking the rule of not playing with a gun.

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  • Dominic

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    Wouldn’t it be nice if government agencies felt this way about the U.S. Southern border?

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  • JOE BARTLES

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    WHAT A WASTE OF $2.4 MILLION. AND LOCKED UP GUN PROVIDES LITTLE HOME PROTECTION. I HAVE RAISED THREE KIDS WITH LOADED GUN IN THE HOUSE. THEY WERE TAUGHT AT AN EARLY AGE THAT GUNS WERE NOT TOYS. THEY HAVE ALL BEEN TAUGHT TO SHOOT AND EACH OWN THEIR OWN NOW. WE ARE DOING THE SAME WITH OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND FORESEE NO PROBLEMS. IF YOU HIDE OR LOCK GUNS UP AND DON’T EDUCATE KIDS, THAT’S WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN.

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  • murphy

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    Making a big deal out of a rare problem. I think it is meant to sub consciously brain wash people into thinking guns are bad and shouldnt have in a family home when they hear it on the radio commercials every day. The accidents guaranteed are from these people that leave their chambered and cocked pistols around their kids. I bet 96% of kids couldnt figure out to cock an load a gun. Wear your gun. dont leave it

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  • jim

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    Gun Safety is NOT just a habit, it is a mindset! I did not bother to watch your video because I assumed it would tell me to “lock up” my weapon when not in use so my kids could not access it. When are the people that produce this tripe going to learn that a locked up gun is a useless gun and not worth having?! I was a single parent and I taught my son or should I say say drilled it into his head that although my gun looked similar to his toy gun, it was not a toy to be played with. My gun was a S & W model 19 .357 and was loaded with 5 rounds ALWAYS! I got full custody when he was seven and he left to live with his mother because of a problem at school when he was 13. Never, in the six years that he lived with me was there ‘an accident’ involving my gun. If people want kids AND guns they need to train their kids or not have one or the other. PERIOD!

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  • Eric Scott

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    Great video and all to true, we all need do our part to make safty a part of our culture and do practice safe techniques while using our firearms but must follow through after with the storage of them. Been a few incidents in our area lately on news and that could of been prevented and not on news. That is one thing we all can do to protect our right .

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  • Bob

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    My firearms are stored safely all over the house; loaded, chambered and ready to run. In closets, on shelves, counter tops and nightstands, on coffee tables and leaning in every corner.

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    • Rosalee

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      Locking a gun up doesn’t help anyone except criminals ..We need to teach our children about weapons .The forbidden gun just makes it more interesting for some people and children . Anything can be abused we just need to teach not lock it up . A gun is a working item like a car or other items it needs to be used if only as a deterrent for safety for people who do not have the physical ability to handle a situation .

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    • Gino Blastori

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      Amen ! Education, training and good parenting – not locks and useless unloaded duds behind barriers.

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