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PCS Presentation - Final (1)

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  • Great Stuff. Although firearms play a pivotal role for our safety, necessary care should be taken that it does not fall into the hands of Kids. \n Cheers \n Mark
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PCS Presentation - Final (1)

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 WHAT IS PROJECT CHILDSAFE? Project ChildSafe is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to promoting firearms safety among firearms owners. Project ChildSafe is a real solution to making our communities safer. Project ChildSafe has helped raise awareness about the safe and responsible ownership of firearms and the importance of securely storing firearms to help reduce accidents and access by unauthorized individuals.
  3. 3. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 Know how the firearm operates. Always keep a gun pointed in a safe direction. Never assume a firearm is unloaded. Always keep your finger off the trigger. THESE RULES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED ANYTIME YOU ARE HANDLING A FIREARM. BASIC FIREARM SAFETY
  4. 4. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 WHO SHOULD BE CONCERNED? IT SHOULD BE EVERYONE’S CONCERN. Even those without children. Do kids come to your house? Consider: Neighbor kids, nieces/ nephews, grand children. You should also consider theft…
  5. 5. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 THEFT Consider possible theft when securing Unauthorized people should not have access Use simple steps like: – using a firearms locking device – storing ammunition separate from firearms This can help reduce the chance of accidents
  6. 6. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? I don’t have children, so I don’t need to store my guns securely. MYTH! 1-6
  7. 7. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? I should store my ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms. FACT! 1-7
  8. 8. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 WHAT IF YOUR CHILD FOUND A FIREARM? On the playground at school? In your backyard? At a friends house? At a family members house? What if another child encourages your child to touch a firearm that they found? 1-8
  9. 9. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 SHOULD I HIDE MY GUN? “Hiding” firearms is no guarantee. “Secret” places don’t stay secret long. Talk with your children about firearms. ALWAYS SECURE YOUR FIREARMS WHEN NOT IN USE. 1-9
  10. 10. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? Firearms should be unloaded when not in use. FACT! 1-10
  11. 11. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? I’ve hidden my gun, so kids don’t know where it is. MYTH! 1-11
  12. 12. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT FIREARM SAFETY 1-12
  13. 13. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? I've had a conversation with my children about gun safety so they already know not to touch guns. MYTH! 1-13
  14. 14. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OF FACT? Remind children that if they find an unattended firearm not to touch it and to tell an adult right away. FACT! 1-14
  15. 15. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 SAFE STORAGE OPTIONS 1-15 CABLE LOCKS GUN CASE LOCK BOX ELECTRONIC LOCK BOX FULL SIZE & BIOMETRIC GUN SAFE
  16. 16. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? A firearm locking device can be considered as only one element of a safe storage program for firearms in the home. FACT! 1-16
  17. 17. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 HOW TO TRANSPORT YOUR FIREARMS To transport your firearms in your vehicle you should.. – Ensure that the firearm is unloaded – Place the firearm in a secure container such as a gun case or lock box When you arrive at home you should.. – Ensure the firearm is unloaded – Place the firearm in a secure container such as a lock box or safe. 1-17
  18. 18. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 MYTHBUSTERS QUIZ! MYTH OR FACT? It’s important to always unload firearms before they’re ever transported home from a hunting trip or day at the range. FACT! 1-18
  19. 19. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 FAQ Do I need a license to own a firearm in Texas? – Texas does not require a license to own or purchase a firearm. What is the process to purchase a firearm? – Complete a background check form. – Wait for a response from the ATF. – Complete the sale. 1-19
  20. 20. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 FAQ My friend said that I need a big gun, is that true? – Test fire multiple firearms before you buy. – Find the best “fit” for YOU. Do I need any type of training before purchasing a firearm? – Training is not required but is highly recommended. 1-20
  21. 21. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 NEXT STEPS: TRAINING 1-21
  22. 22. Copyright © 2015 by Shoot Smart. All rights reserved. 12/15 – Rev 0 NEXT STEPS: EVENTS & OTHER OPTIONS Always try before you buy a firearm Youth league Adult league The range is a great place to start your firearms safety conversation with your children. Children 8 and older are allowed on the range when accompanied by an adult 21 or older. 1-22

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