The National Shooting Sports Foundation names Scottsdale’s Carrie Lightfoot, founder of The Well Armed Woman, the “S.A.F.E. Summer Local Champion” for promoting firearm safety in the region.
“In my desire to become a responsible gun owner, my own lack of knowledge and the lack of resources available for women motivated me to start The Well Armed Woman,” said Ms. Lightfoot in a prepared statement.
“As women and mothers, we have unique perspectives and needs. There was so little information and training that spoke respectfully and directly to us, so I said to myself, ‘someone needs to do something.’ And, I did.”
The 2015 GLOCK Safety Ambassador award winner, she was selected for communicating, demonstrating and teaching firearm safety through her organization that provides resources including training videos in all areas of gun safety, storage, ownership, training, concealed carry and more, the release said.
“It is critical that accurate information, products and training be a part of every woman’s journey into gun ownership. Project ChildSafe is all of this – the materials and safety kits are fabulous and very well produced, and NSSF’s work to make them available across the country is outstanding. I want to help get them in every home! We all must do everything we can to educate and equip gun owners with the information they need to practice firearm safety,” Ms. Lightfoot said.
According to a press release, the recognition comes as NSSF launches its fourth annual Project ChildSafe S.A.F.E. Summer campaign to emphasize the importance of responsible firearm storage especially while children are home from school and most likely to be unattended. The campaign is a reminder that proper firearm storage is the main way of preventing firearm accidents, theft and misuse.
“We’re very grateful for the work of people like Carrie Lightfoot,” said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti. “They are great examples of how the firearms-owning community is committed to safety and personal responsibility, and their work is instrumental in helping to reduce firearm accidents.”
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