That’s right, the so-called Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has started a petition on its website to tell the US Department of Justice to cancel a $2.4 million grant to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe. What makes the NSSF so egregious? Let’s start with the fact that . . .
Funds will go toward providing firearm safety education messaging and free gun locks through NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program to communities throughout the country, to encourage responsible firearm storage and help reduce firearm accidents, theft and misuse.
And God knows we can’t have that. One more time: the CSGV would rather curtail a program that actually saves childrens’ lives than see safety education funds administered by the firearms industry’s trade association. The CSGV calls the NSSF a “radical lobby,” and opposes the funding based on this twisted rationale:
While few would oppose the use of gun locks to secure firearms or the dissemination of information on gun safety [ed: except CSGV, apparently], the partnership between DOJ and NSSF is nonetheless deeply troubling. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary—which claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in NSSF’s own community—the organization has opposed any and all attempts to strengthen U.S. gun laws to prevent future tragedies.
Just to be clear, fewer children trained in basic firearms safety practices and more unsecured firearms is more than justifiable in the eyes of the insane clown posse that runs the CSGV because in their twisted viewpoint, “Whatever good might be done by Project ChildSafe is vastly outweighed by the harm NSSF does in lobbying for reckless gun laws.” They apparently forget that, due in no small part to programs like Project ChildSafe and the NRA’s Eddie Eagle program, firearms-related accidents are at their lowest level ever, and continue to decline despite soaring levels of gun ownership.
The next time members of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex claim that they want to curtail Americans’ natural, civil, Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms ostensibly in order to save lives, try not to let your coffee pass though your nose as you laugh at the straight-faced, cynical whopper of a lie they just repeated.