Resources for New Gun Owners

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 17.2 million background checks have been conducted for the sale of a firearm so far in 2020.  This surpasses the previous record set in 2016 by about 1.5 million.  NSSF also estimates that about 40% of these sales have been to first-time gun owners.  Added to this is that Black Americans now account for the highest increase in gun sales of any demographic.  With these new gun owners in mind, VSSA has compiled some resources to help new gun owners.

NSSF Resources

The Road to Responsible Gun OwnershipBuying Your First Gun Infographic – Interactive
Firearm Storage And Safety Assessment Quiz
Talking with kids about gun safety
Ten Tips For Firearm Safety In Your Home

Smith and Wesson Gun Smarts
Owning a Firearm - Putting your Mind at Ease


The Basics Rules of Firearms Safety