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Beretta Responds to Gun Safety Article

May 29, 2014 05:36 PM

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Neither Beretta nor Beretta U.S.A. wrote any part of, provided any content for nor approved or endorsed the Guns.com article entitled "Down and dirty solutions to hiding your handgun".  While Guns.com contains many fine articles, this particular article was prepared without Beretta's knowledge and was linked to the Guns.com website in such a way as to create the impression that it came from Beretta.  The article itself was repeated on Beretta U.S.A.'s Facebook page without prior review for content.

The advice that Beretta gives regarding the safe storage of firearms can be found in the Safety instructions that come with every Beretta firearm sold (and as available on-line at https://www.berettausa.com/service/documents.aspx/).  That advice is as follows:

STORE YOUR FIREARM SO THAT CHILDREN CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO IT.
It is your responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 18 or other unauthorized persons do not gain access to your firearm. To reduce the risk of accidents involving children, unload your firearm, lock it and store the ammunition in a separate locked location. Please note that devices intended to prevent accidents - for example, cable locks, chamber plugs, etc, - may not prevent use or misuse of your firearm by a determined person. Firearm storage in a steel gun safe may be more appropriate to reduce the likelihood of intentional misuse of a firearm by an unauthorized child or person.

In addition, Beretta U.S.A. is a signer of and is in full agreement with the National Shooting Sports Foundation firearm safety program.  Titled "Own It, Respect It, Secure It", the program provides important instructions to all firearm owners about their obligation to store and maintain their firearms in a safe manner and provides instructions on how firearm owners can do so.

Information about the NSSF program can be found at the link below:
http://nssf.org/Newsroom/releases/show.cfm?PR=042914-Project-ChildSafe-Gains-500-Supporter-Organizations.cfm&path​=2014 

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