After Obama Admin Cut Off Funding to Free Child Lock Program for Firearms, NSSF Steps Up to Fund

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 16, 2014 9:43 AM

In 2009, the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder cut off $90M in funds that provided free gun locks to people looking to secure their firearms from children in their homes. The program they cut was called Project Child Safe and had received funding from the government during 2003-2008. Project Child Safe was started by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) in 1998.

“You can do a lot with $90 million,” says spokesman Bill Romanelli about the funding cut.  But the NSSF did not shut the program down, they continued to fund it themselves and recently committed $1M dollars to educate and provide gun owners with a way to secure their firearms. For free.