Proper and secure storage of firearms is the #1 way to prevent firearms accidents in the home. With this in mind, a special media and public event will be held Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. to provide free firearm safety kits (including a gun lock) and information to New Orleans residents. The New Orleans Police Department will also demonstrate how to properly install the locks on various firearms.


  • Steve Sanetti, president & CEO, National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • New Orleans Police Department Representatives
  • Amanda Furrer, Team USA Shooting, 2012 Rifle Olympian


Washington Artillery Park – 749 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA

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Additional Quotes from USA Shooting athletes on the importance of proper storage:

Jamie Gray – Two-time Olympian & 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women’s Three-Position Rifle:

“By accepting the responsibility of being a gun owner, it shows yourself, your friends and especially children that properly caring for and safely storing and using firearms can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment.”

Kelsey Zauhar – Shotgun National Development Team Member

“My first firearms lesson was about the importance of safety at all times. And that responsibility doesn’t end when the fun on the range is over. Locking up my firearms when not in use fulfills my responsibility to ensure the safety of others. It brings a sense of accomplishment that adds to the feelings on the podium. All firearms owners win when they’re safe!”

Corey Cogdell – Two-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in Women’s Trap

“Teaching your children firearm safety and properly securing your firearms MUST go hand in hand. Respect, education and security are the first steps to keeping firearms out of the unwanted hands.”

Image courtesy USA Shooting

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