Have you heard of the “Share the Safety” program? It’s a new program partnership from the NRA and Smith & Wesson that is essentially a Buy One Get One (BOGO) deal for handguns. But before the anti-gun nuts start screaming about building up arsenals, the free firearm doesn’t go to you. It goes to a citizen who lives in an urban, high-crime area who can afford to purchase firearm protection for themselves. So yeah, it’s really Buy One, Give One.
The Share the Safety program is designed to help citizens that live in urban, high-crime areas exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Especially for those who need the safety and peace of mind that accompanies gun ownership. The program isn’t up and running yet, but you can sign up for an email alert to learn as soon as it starts.
How Share the Safety Works
You can help low-income and underprivileged Americans feel safer in their communities buy purchasing a Smith & Wesson handgun through Share the Safety at sharethesafety.org. Here is the three-step process:
- Purchase one of the models selected for the program.
- Select an at-risk neighborhood.
- A handgun will be delivered to someone in need.
The list of available Smith & Wesson firearms for purchase in this program are:
Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro
Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro
Smith & Wesson M&P
Applying for the Share the Safety Program
If you live in a high-crime neighborhood and would like to receive a handgun to protect yourself and your family, you can apply. Just go to sharethesafety.org and enter your email address. You will be contacted by the program to fill out an eligibility form. One of the requirements of eligibility is to be able to pass a criminal background check, just as if you were making a purchase for a gun yourself.
The Fine Print
The Share the Safety Program is sure to draw some ire from the anti-gun crowd. You’re sure to hear claims of loopholes and the like. But the fact is, the Share the Safety program is compliant with all Federal, state, and local laws. You don’t get a gun in the mail. You’ll have to pick it up from your nearest Federal Firearm License Holder (FFL). All the rules of gun purchases apply for everyone involved, whether you’re buying one, or your receiving one through the program. If you have any questions about legality, the NRA has all the information about state and local gun laws that you need.