The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, today praised U.S. Rep. John R. Carter (R-31, Texas) for his introduction of the bipartisan Secure Firearms Act.

“The members of America’s firearms industry thank Rep. Carter for his leadership in offering a real bi-partisan solution that will help make our families safer,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Helping firearms owners responsibly and safely store their firearms when they are not in use so that they are inaccessible to unauthorized and at-risk individuals provides a practical and proven way to increase the safety of our homes and communities.”

The Secure Firearms Act will provide up to a $1,200 federal income tax deduction for the purchase of a gun safe, or other safety devices, through Dec. 21, 2014. The act would also prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from using tax deduction claims to produce any kind of gun ownership registration.

As the leading organization to promote firearm safety, NSSF launched Project ChildSafe in 2003 specifically to educate gun owners on their responsibility to keep their guns out of the wrong hands, and provide the tools to help them do so. Through partnerships with law enforcement NSSF has distributed more than 36 million free firearm safety kits and safety information to gun owners throughout the U.S. as part of this program, and between 2000 and 2010, fatal firearm accidents dropped 22 percent. Firearms accidents are now less than 1 percent of all fatal accidents in the United States.

The Secure Firearms Act is also endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

Logo courtesy National Shooting Sports Foundation

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2 thoughts on “Firearms Industry Praises U.S. Rep. John R. Carter For Introducing Secure Firearms Act

  1. Is anyone stupid enough to believe that the feds won’t use these tax deductions to keep a list of gun owners? This is playing right into the hands of the enemy.

    1. Right, Bulldog. And trust the IRS with these records? Yeah, right! I don’t need a handout from the Feds to secure my weapons, and anyone who does accept freebies from the Feds are getting themselves on a list or two or three that will become their nightmare in the future.

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