NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has recognized Kevin McNair, owner and proprietor of Tactical West, of Las Vegas, Nev. as a “Local Champion” for his efforts to promote firearm safety in the region.
The recognition comes as NSSF continues its third annual Project ChildSafe “S.A.F.E. Summer” campaign to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage – particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended.
Kevin was selected for his diligence in promoting firearm safety throughout Nevada.
McNair regularly runs programs that include both classroom and range instruction, including hunter education classes through Nevada’s Department of Wildlife, group and private firearm classes and hunting seminars. Kevin is a multi-state licensed concealed carry firearm instructor and the local chapter Chair for the Mule Deer Foundation. He is also the local Bass Pro Shop’s hunting pro and exclusive firearm instructor and prepares local Boy Scouts seeking to earn firearm-related badges.
“For me, firearm safety is the most essential and important part of the classes and seminars I run,” commented McNair. “Basic firearm safety and proper storage should be taught to anyone of any age. It is especially critical to teach children and their parents the steps they should take to protect themselves and any visitors to their homes from firearm-related accidents.”
S.A.F.E. Summer is an extension of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe campaign. Consistent with Project ChildSafe’s overarching message of “Own it? Respect It. Secure it,” the S.A.F.E. Summer effort is a reminder that proper firearm storage is the #1 way to help prevent firearm accidents, theft and misuse.
“S.A.F.E.” serves as an acronym for Store your firearms responsibly when not in use; Be Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns; Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner and Educate yourself and others about safe firearm handling and storage. The effort is focused on providing education and tools that helps gun owners take responsible action to keep their families and communities safer.
“Project ChildSafe’s objectives are the same objectives I have for classes and seminars I teach,” McNair said. “Educating families and the community in safe firearm storage and handling is what I live to do every day.”
“We’re very grateful for the work of people like Kevin McNair,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.
“They are great examples of how the firearm-owning community is committed to safety and personal responsibility, and their work is instrumental in helping reduce firearm accidents.”
NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. Through partnerships with more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies, the program has provided more than 37 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. That's in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included with new firearms sold since 1998 and continue to do today.