When you consider the millions of firearms in homes across the country, you realize that gun owners have always been extraordinarily safety conscious. We want to help you even more in your efforts. That's why every new Winchester gun comes with a gun lock in the box from the factory. The locks -- either a cable-type lock or a trigger lock, depending on your gun -- are very easy to use. Using a lock can help prevent the accidental firing of your Winchester -- protecting children and others.
Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. Special kits are available that include a cable-style gun-locking device and a brochure that discusses safe handling and storage. Since 2003, the Project has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to distribute more than 36 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories - See more at: www.projectchildsafe.org/ A video has been produced by the NSSF explaining this important program: http://youtu.be/O8Z5uBj300Y
Firearms safety depends on you.
From the time you pick up a firearm, you become part of a system over which you have complete control. You are the only part of the system that can make a gun safe—or unsafe. Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. Many tools are provided that are intended to make firearms even safer.
One of these is the "Firearms Safety Depends on You" brochure provided by Winchester Repeating Arms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). This brochure helps by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling and storage and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety. View the entire brochure by going to the NSSF Website "Literature" page or download a PDF by clicking here.
Consider securing your firearms with a gun safe.
If it has been too long since you thought about securing your firearms, then now is the time to act. One of the best ways to protect your firearms from unwanted hands is a gun safe. When it comes to obtaining peace of mind -- securing your guns from children, unwanted hands and fire -- nothing offers you more benefits than a top quality gun safe in your home.
Too often people put off buying a gun safe and then, when a burglary occurs, they find their fine firearms and other valuables are lost forever. A quality gun safe has many interior options for storing a complete firearms collection and for securing other valuables and documents.
Be a safe shooter.
Read and follow all safety information in the owner’s manual provided with each firearm before using the firearm. Additional copies owner's manuals are available free and can be downloaded by clicking here. Winchester Repeating Arms endeavors to make all our firearms as safe as possible; however, firearms safety begins with you. At all times treat any firearm with intense respect for its power and potential danger. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. There is no excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm.
For more information on being a safe shooter please review the NSSF's section on "Safety & Education".
Gun owners are an extraordinarily safety conscious and responsible group. Winchester Repeating Ar offers gun owners an added measure of safety with approved gun locks. Every new Winchester Repeating Arms firearm is shipped from the factory with either a cable type, chamber lock or trigger lock. While easy to use, these locks aid the responsible gun owner in preventing accidental firing of the firearm if in the hands of children or others. Click here for a partial listing of California-approved gun locking devices, found here on the Winchester Repeating Arms Website .
The fire danger in many parts of the country can be severe. For this reason the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding target shooters and hunters to be cautious when using firearms in hot, dry environments and to share its fire-prevention poster with others in the outdoors community. You can download the poster in two sizes--the standard 8.5 x 11 inches and a larger 11 x 17 size--each is suitable for displaying at shooting ranges, firearms retail shops and outdoor-equipment stores, as well as sharing on websites, blogs and social media sites.
The poster encourages firearms owners to know the rules and regulations related to shooting in fire-prone areas; to minimize the risk of fire by not using ammunition that is steel-jacketed or has steel-core components, and by not using tracer rounds or exploding targets; to remember that a vehicle or ATV's hot exhaust pipes could ignite a fire; and to properly extinguish campfires, among other fire-prevention measures. Wildfires have many possible causes, and target shooters and hunters who are aware of their surroundings, cautious and responsible can make sure they are not among them. For more information, visit www.nssf.org/education/PreventWildfires.cfm
Use National Shooting Sports Foundation Resources.
Winchester Repeating Arms is a proud member of the NSSF. As the firearms industry trade organization it is their mission to "Promote, Protect and Preserve" our country's great firearm heritage. Safety is a significant component of this mission. The NSSF excels with a complete library of firearms/gun safety information that is made available to all. Most of the literature and video resources can be downloaded from the NSSF site or provided on DVD for classroom use. To go to the NSSF resource page click here.
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