SAAMI Auction Raises Funds for USA Shooting and NSSF’s Project ChildSafe
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its annual meeting last week in Branson, Mo., the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute®, Inc., (SAAMI®) auctioned many generously donated products from industry to raise $20,000 in support of USA Shooting and $4,000 in support of Project ChildSafe®, the firearm safety program of NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association.
SAAMI is the organization at the forefront of promoting firearm safety by creating standards that ensure safety, reliability and interchangeability of firearms, ammunition, and components.
“While conducting the important business of SAAMI at our annual meeting, it was both fun and an honor for attendees to raise funds to support two programs that mean so much to our industry — USA Shooting and the Project ChildSafe Foundation that supports NSSF’s gun safety program of the same name,” said SAAMI President and CEO Joe Bartozzi, who also is NSSF’s President and CEO and Chairman of the Project ChildSafe Foundation.
USA Shooting is the National Governing Body for the international shooting sports in the United States. It supports the training and competition of world-class athletes that participate in the Olympic Games, World Cups, National Championships and National Junior OIympic Championships, among other competitions.
Project ChildSafe is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive firearm safety program, helping to promote secure storage of firearms when they’re not in use through the distribution of free gun locks and educational materials. Since 1999, Project ChildSafe has partnered with more than 15,000 law enforcement departments to distribute more than 40 million firearm safety kits that include a gun lock and safety booklet.
Industry sponsors of the SAAMI auction were: AccuShoot, AKT1 Sport, Ammo-Up, Arms Appraisals, Beretta, BPI Outdoor, Bravo Concealment, Browning, CCI/Speer, Colt’s, Electronic Shooters Protection, Federal, Fiocchi, Glock, Havel’s Medical, Hodgdon Powder, Hornady Manufacturing, H-S Precision, Kahr Arms, Kent Cartridge, Mossberg, New River Energetics, North American Arms, Nosler, NSSF, Olin/Winchester, Ruger, Savage, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Specialty Cartridge, Taurus, Timney Triggers, True Velocity, USA Shooting and Weatherby.
The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible design, manufacture, transportation, storage and use of these products.
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