Gun Safety Archive

NH – Gun Recall – SIG SAUER® Safety Warning and Recall Notice

Newington, NH, September 15, 2017 – SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger…

ND – Gun Safety – Muzzleloader mishap could have been much worse

GRAND FORKS HERALD.COM September 10, 2017 – Hunter Dosch knows he’s fortunate to only have 10 stitches in his right index finger and some cuts on his arms and a gash on one knee. It could have been worse. …… “I had a muzzleloader blow up in my hands,” Dosch said, offering a short and sweet explanation of what happened. “Too much gunpowder. I’m about 100 percent sure of…

CT – Gun Safety – What to Do with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

BUSINESS INSIDER.COM September 7, 2017 – Firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters in storm-wracked areas are probably wondering if their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and safely used. The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) and National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) point to two helpful documents containing guidelines to assist gun owners in making sound decisions related to safely…

TX – Gun Safety – ATF advising people who issue firearms to lock up guns, records ahead of Harvey landfall

FOX SAN ANTONIO.COM August 25, 2017 – HOUSTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has some advice to those who sell guns in Texas: lock them up. Ahead of the category 2 storm making landfall, ATF issued guidance advising people who sell guns and issue firearms licenses to lock everything up – including required records.   

The NRA’s New ‘Carry Guard’ Program Has Some Certified Trainers Seeing Red

THE TRACE.COM August 1, 2017 – Carry Guard is the National Rifle Association’s new product for handgunners who want to be ultra-prepared should the need to shoot someone ever arise. It has been a source of speculation and controversy within the gun world ever since its debut this spring, when the NRA, clearing a path for the offering, cancelled the vendor permits of two existing competitors just days prior to…

PA – Gun Safety – Teaching gun safety to Philly youths

METRO.US July 31, 2017 – Guns were allowed in a Philadelphia school this week. Bright orange replicas used for making holsters were sprinkled throughout the classroom at YESPhilly Accelerated High School last week, with Black Guns Matter founder Maj Toure leading the way. Toure is a leader in the gun safety movement, and YESPhilly is a nonprofit educational program where youth who’ve dropped out of school can finish their education…

NH – Gun Safety – Sig Sauer gun ranges closed after bullets found to be falling on Route 101

UNION LEADER.COM June 26, 2017 – Sig Sauer Academy’s firing ranges facing Route 101 have been shut down after a state police investigation found that bullets were falling onto the highway. State police announced the range closure Monday following an investigation that began in April when Kristen Burke of Hampton reported that a bullet had struck her windshield while she was traveling westbound between Exits 7 and 8. According…

Report on ‘Children’ Killed by Guns Hypes Accidents, Which Are Rare and Declining

REASON.COM June 20, 2017 – “Guns Kill Almost 1,300 US Children Annually,” says the headline over a CNN story that begins with the case of a third-grader accidentally shot in the stomach at school by another student, describes a baby accidentally shot by his father, and closes with warnings about safe storage of firearms. The story creates a very misleading impression, since nearly four-fifth of the fatalities involved teenagers and most…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Will Blockchain-Based Gun Control Keep Your Family Safer?

NASDAQ.COM June 13, 2017 – Gun violence continues to be a hot topic. Gang violence in neighborhoods, terrorist attacks in cities, accidental gun discharge among kids, mass attacks at schools and businesses – these and other forms of gun activities are leading to calls for reform throughout the world. Through the use of smart technology, the startup Blocksafe seeks to deliver a blockchain-centric solution for gun ownership and their…

KS – Gun Safety – Gun class for kids all about “safety”

THE HUTCHINSON NEWS June 10, 2017 – PRETTY PRAIRIE — Hannah Giles may have struggled with a .20 gauge shotgun, but she was a marksgirl with a pistol. As a first-time shooter, the 9-year-old attended a safety and weapons handling class Saturday with her two brothers and sister. The class was put on by Central State Training Group. Michelle Giles, mother of the four, said she wanted her children…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – The Suicide Prevention Program Gun Rights Advocates Want (VIDEO)

NBC CONNECTICUT.COM June 9, 2017 – Suicide has followed Amanda Barner since she was a child. She grew up knowing that her great-grandmother hanged herself when her mother was just 9 years old. At the age of 14, Barner’s friend died by suicide. From there, the list grew to include other relatives, a former student, people from her community and, eventually, her son. Four years after Stephen’s death, the…

CT – Recall Notice – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Issues Safety Warning and Recall Notice of Ruger Mark IV Pistols (VIDEO)

PRESS RELEASE – June 7, 2017 – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced that it is recalling all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017. Ruger recently discovered that the pistols have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire”…

WI – Gun Safety – New bill to focus on gun safety classes in Wisconsin schools (VIDEO)

WKOW TV.COM June 6, 2017 – WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) – Several Wisconsin Republican legislators are working on a bill that would create gun safety classes for high school students on trap and target shooting teams. The bill would aim to help educate students on gun safety. According to local law enforcement, gun safety is important for children and adults of all ages. If state legislators pass the bill that…

CT – Gun Safety – Project ChildSafe to launch the third annual Friends and Family campaign

NSSF.ORG June 2, 2017 – Kicking off this week, Project ChildSafe, with the support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation and its partners, is excited to launch the third annual Friends and Family campaign! Over the course of the next four weeks, we will be giving away amazing prizes from our partners to help spread the message of safe storage and responsible firearms ownership. Share Project ChildSafe resources, messages…

IN – Gun Safety – IUPUI prof warns about danger of guns — and it’s not what you think

INDY STAR.COM May 8, 2017 – Few would dispute that a gun, when used improperly, can be dangerous to your health. But a new study shows that guns, even when fired as safely as possible, can hurt you. The study by an IUPUI scientist found that firing a gun at a shooting range, either indoors or outdoors, releases a high level of lead-filled dust that coats the shooter. This dust can…

VA – Gun Safety – Tripping Up Bloomberg

AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM.ORG April 28, 2017 – Accidental deaths by firearms reached an all-time low in 2015, according to statistics released by the National Safety Council. Firearms were involved in only 0.3 percent of all accidental deaths for that year. The Washington Examiner reports that, of the 146,571 accidental deaths occurring nationwide that year, only 489 involved a gun. That is the lowest number ever recorded since the NSC began tracking…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Woman Leaves Toddler In Vehicle With Gun – He Shoots

LEGAL READER.COM March 29, 2017 – Keeping loaded guns in plain sight when children are nearby is downright neglectful, as 30-year-old Abbie Maldonado learned. The woman received a valid concealed-carry weapon permit from the state just last month and was arrested Monday afternoon after her 3-year-old son grabbed a loaded gun she kept next to her in their vehicle and shot out the window of the car, which parked…

Nat’l – Gun Safety – Accidental shootings at all-time low of 489, gun sales highest ever

WASHINGTON EXAMINER March 20, 2017 – Despite gun sales reaching record numbers in the last two years, accidental gun shootings are at an all-time low, a surprising finding by the National Safety Council. In its annual “Injury Facts” report, the group put accidental gun deaths in 2015 at 489. That is the lowest since 1903, when record-keeping began and a 17 percent one-year drop. “That’s about three-tenths of 1 percent…

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