First-of-its-kind resource from NSSF encourages open conversations
between parents and children about firearm safety

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today released a new, first-of-its-kind educational resource, the “How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety” video. The video, starring champion shooter and mother Julie Golob, encourages parents to have “the talk” about firearm safety with their kids sooner rather than later, and provides tips for how to have a helpful discussion.

“Too often, children don’t know what to do if they find a gun,” said Steve Sanetti, President and CEO of NSSF, which developed and sponsors the Project ChildSafe firearm safety education program. “This video opens a door for honest conversation and empowers parents to be the authority on gun safety for their kids, whether they have guns in their homes or not.”

The “How to Talk to Your Kids about Firearm Safety” video was created as a resource to start positive and constructive conversations by encouraging discussion rather than lecture, and helps parents responsibly demystify the subject of guns.

“As a mother, I know full well how challenging this conversation can be,” Golob said. “It’s crucial that parents set an example and teach their kids about firearm safety so children don’t learn about guns solely from what their friends say or what they see on video games and TV.”

The video features Golob expressing the importance of adults having gun safety discussions with young people, emphasizing that education on responsible safety and storage is the number one way to prevent firearm accidents in the home. The video has two sections, one for talking with younger children, the other for talking to older kids and teens.

“How to Talk to Your Kids about Gun Safety” is available—and shareable—online at projectchildsafe.org and on the NSSF YouTube page

. NSSF is also promoting the video with its members, law enforcement partners, local communities, conservation groups and other supporters, starting with a national launch in partnership with Sportsman’s Warehouse, which streamed the video in all of its stores across the country.

“Talking to kids about gun safety is not something to be put off or ignored—it’s an essential part of responsible gun ownership,” Sanetti added. “This video supports our industry’s “Own It? Respect It. Secure It” initiative, and we hope firearms owners everywhere watch it and share it with their communities.”

The video expands Project ChildSafe’s safety education resources that encourage safe firearms handling and secure storage by gun owners and their families. The video complements such program resources as the Safe Storage Options Infographic

and the Parent-Child Safety Pledge

. Since 1999, Project ChildSafe has worked with more than 15,000 law enforcement departments throughout the United States to distribute educational resources and free firearm safety kits, which include a gun lock, to their communities. To date, the program has given away more than 36 million safety kits and gun locks in all fifty states and the five U.S. territories.

Project ChildSafe’s public commitment to firearms education and making our communities safer is supported by Project ChildSafe, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. To learn more about Project ChildSafe, visit projectchildsafe.org.

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.

Jones was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of ATF director on Jan. 24, 2013. On July 31, 2013, Jones became the first ATF director in history to receive Senate confirmation. Prior to becoming ATF’s permanent Director, Jones served as the acting ATF Director starting Aug. 31, 2011. While serving as the acting director of ATF, Jones was also the U. S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, a post he held from Aug. 7, 2009, until his confirmation as ATF Director.

ATF Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon will serve as Acting Director after Jones departs. Brandon was appointed Deputy Director of ATF in October 2011. Brandon has more than 26 years of experience with ATF. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Brandon served as the special agent in charge of the Phoenix field division beginning in March 2011, and special agent in charge of the Detroit field division from January 2008 until his assignment to Phoenix.

 Today GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK single stack slimline 9mm pistol, the GLOCK 43. The G43 is the most highly desired and anticipated pistol release in GLOCKs history. Designed to be the answer to everyday concealed carry needs, the G43 is ultra-concealable, accurate, and comfortable for all shooters, regardless of hand size.

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“The G43 is the most exciting product release to date because it addresses a variety of issues that many shooters face with pistols in the concealed carry category,” stated GLOCK, Inc., VP Josh Dorsey. “It will be the pistol of choice for law enforcement and civilians. The G43 sets a new standard for concealed carry pistols.”

A true slimline pistol, the frame width of the G43 is just over one inch and the slide width measures only 0.87 inch. The overall length is 6.26 inches. For those who have smaller hands, the trigger distance is only 2.6 inches, making it ideal for functionality. The single stack magazine holds 6 rounds and is the perfect concealed carry pistol for both duty and civilian use. The G43 is engineered to the same superior standards as all GLOCK pistols and the reliability instills confidence for all lifestyles. 

The G43 will debut at the NRA Annual Meeting, April 10-12, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn., at the GLOCK booth (#633).  Shipments of the product will begin directly following the convention.   

The GLOCK Group is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com/.

A camping experience is a fun way to bond with your family and pets. Road trip, camp, watch the stars during the night and make s’mores near the fire pit. It is key to choose destinations that accommodate families, as well as pets to get the most out of enjoying nature or experiencing an extended camping stay.

These are four unique camping destinations that are friendly to families and pets.

Normandy Farms Family Camping Resort, Massachusetts

Normandy Farms is located in New England. This family- and pet-friendly campground allows your entire clan to experience biking, disc golf and fishing. This property also boasts four different swimming pools on the grounds so you can experience reading a book by the pool or swim some laps. For your furry friends, there is a dog park with agility equipment, a dog wash and water fountain. With more than 1.5 acres, your pet will never get bored. This camp resort caters to luxury taste for those who want an outdoorsy feel with all of the amenities of home.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California

To get the ultimate camping experience, this park allows 150 RVs or tents alongside the river. Kids and family are able to enjoy wildlife by enjoying California condors, as well as sea otters on the coast. With the backdrop of several types of trees, like redwoods and oaks, kids will have fun on the hiking trails admiring the natural landscape. Adults will love camping for an extended period of time, whether they choose to pitch their tent stream side, on the bluff or in the valley. Each location offers a different view for the whole family to admire. To prepare for this extended stay, you can buy or rent a generator for power even out in the wilderness. The family can bring pets to accompany their adventure as long as they are on a leash that is no longer than 6 feet long.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Are you and your family ready to experience mountain vistas and waterfalls? You certainly will feel the grandeur of being in nature by camping in this Colorado favorite. The Rocky Mountain National Park spans 400 square miles; your kids will love to explore dramatic water formations and spectacular mountain environments. There are also trails present so that you and your pooch can explore flowers, forests and the stars at night.

Everglades National Park, Florida

The tropical environment can also offer a memorable experience for campers and their families. The Everglades park covers 1.5 million acres and displays stunning flora and fauna, opportunities to swim and families can take to the water in canoes and kayaks. Pets are able to experience much of the scenic view with you as they are allowed on the maintained grounds surrounding public facilities and residential areas, aboard boats and on campgrounds as long as they are on a leash.

These camping destinations are not the only grounds that are pet friendly. For those travelers who want to find out if a local destinations allows dogs on campgrounds, be certain to check out DogFriendly.com, a website that provides information on which United States and Canadian campsites welcome dogs.

Camping plans can include everyone in the family. There are many sites where you can bring your furry companion to enjoy the wilderness, while your kids and you can participate in a wide array of outdoor activities.

SilencerCo Launches Fight the Noise™ Campaign – Partners with MTB Freerider Cam Zink for Official Kick Off

 

SilencerCo’s Fight the Noise™ campaign (officially referred to as a movement) is an effort to educate the general populace about individual rights and how they can play a role in supporting the broadening of personal freedoms related to the legal ownership of NFA (National Firearms Act) items.

 

First usage of this slogan was seen at SHOT Show 2015, at which SilencerCo was given the award of Best Booth.  This was also the first usage of the Fight the Noise tape covering participants’ mouths, which will continue to be iconic in the movement and symbolise The Suppressed™, as they will officially be referred to.  The Suppressed are law-abiding, gun-owning citizens whose voices have been oppressed by unjust legislation.  Press release and supporting images: https://silencerco.box.com/s/e6ezo15llcw15ntd2amezh83agkvj0no

 

Fight the Noise tape example images available for download and use:

https://silencerco.box.com/s/4mzv2xkhb5q2nzmp62wzut3sfikz3cg9

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https://silencerco.box.com/s/dy6eo6p858dxn51nt2uh9e1ekwflq1uy

 

As part of the movement and to reach broad audiences, SilencerCo is partnering with various public figures, beginning with professional MTB Freerider Cam Zink.  Some background: [http://xgames.espn.go.com/video/11391368/cam-zink-sets-world-record-mountain-bike-backflip] [http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/bike-adventure/bike-park/athlete-profile-cam-zink

 

Cam is a Mountain Bike Freeride extreme athlete who has won various prestigious competitions, including the Red Bull Rampage.  In addition to a being a well-respected and widely known Freeride athlete, Cam is also a firearms enthusiast.  SilencerCo met with Cam in beautiful Southern Utah for some riding and to experience shooting suppressed for the first time.

 

Images for publication available for download here: https://silencerco.box.com/s/3gz5ouslchr9l1cxvov783uzsl86tldv

 

All social media references should be tagged with #FightTheNoise – the official tag of the movement.

 

General SilencerCo background and product information – note the YouTube links on page 2 for additional material of interest:

https://silencerco.box.com/s/8rtqvbly4aw59i15ihtjbwg9zr0w86m5

 

Animated Infographic Re: Silencer Function and Facts:

https://silencerco.box.com/s/oys0aliumxhw7ejtjbzq198c6vft0esl

 

For more information or to request additional materials, contact Willie Booras [404-580-0837] [wbooras@silencerco.com]

 

Official Fight the Noise description that will be published on www.silencerco.com/fightthenoise:

 

What is Fight the Noise™?

Fight the Noise is a movement to regain our Voice.  To exercise our right to protect our hearing and silence the sound.  To be responsible gun owners and be treated as such.  We want law-abiding citizens to have the ability to purchase and own silencers without being subjected to excessive wait times, paperwork, and taxes.  We are the silent majority, and it is our time to be heard.  We are your Friends.  We are your Coworkers.  We are The Suppressed™.

Why Fight the Noise?

We Fight the Noise because “that’s just the way it is” doesn’t mean that’s the way it should be.  Because accepting hearing-damaging gunfire as the norm isn’t right, it isn’t responsible, and with your support, it won’t continue.  Silencers were first subjected to added taxes, paperwork, and processing time back in 1934 with the introduction of the National Firearms Act (link provided for more information).  We want to bring the laws surrounding silencer ownership into the twenty-first century and spread the word that yes, silencers are legal.  The Suppressed are changing the perception of an industry and leading the revolution with a clear message: Guns don’t have to be loud.

 

How to Fight the Noise?

Speak up for your right to silence.  By joining the Fight the Noise movement, you are loudly stating that The Suppressed have had enough.  So how do you show your support?  Fill in the form below; you’ll then receive an official Fight the Noise kit – including the iconic tape seen throughout our campaign.  Once you’ve received your kit, snap a picture of yourself proudly wearing the Fight the Noise tape across your mouth; this will symbolize that you are a member of The Suppressed.  Post these pictures to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with the tag #FightTheNoise.  Your silent protest images will be shared in real time in the feed below as a reminder that when The Suppressed stand together, our voice will be heard.

 

The Suppressed: Leading the Movement

SilencerCo will reach out to you during important times of legislative action; by adding your voice, we can become that much more effective in making ourselves heard.  To thank you for your support, we will send regular supply drops of #FightTheNoise propaganda and enter you into our monthly suppressor and EasyTrust™ giveaways – the winners of which are chosen solely from members of The Suppressed.  

Now and then we will up the ante and choose a compatriot to receive a never-before-offered gift – starting with VIP treatment at SilencerCo’s own Precision Rifle Series™ Quiet Riot Match this June.  You’ll fly, stay, shoot, receive instruction from a SilencerCo product expert, and be given your own personalized rifle and silencer – all for free.  Because leading a movement is no small feat, and we believe it should come with perks.

I would love to get a Glock 43 (a single-stack 9mm along the same lines as the current G42 in .380)!

Glock has posted two photos of their upcoming mystery product on their Facebook page.

They are of a compact pistol slide and a small recoil spring assembly.

This probably rules out wheelguns and carbines.

The announcement will be made on 3/20/2015 @ 9:00 AM PST CLICK HERE to visit the Glock website.

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Join us on March 14th from 9am – 4pm for the annual Knifemakers Group of Oklahoma Custom Knife Show, hosted for the first time at
H&H Shooting Sports. World renown knife makers from all over Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas will be selling their custom knives. Come see famous knife makers Bill Kennedy, Whiskers Allen, Ray Kirk,Bill Coue, and many others. Visit the KGA website for further details. KnifeShowFlyer