The Oregon State Shooting Association (OSSA) is committed to promoting and practicing SAFETY and WELLNESS in the shooting sports and communities of Oregon. SAFETY and WELLNESS starts with basic firearms safety handling procedures and safety while enjoying shooting sports, but it also includes safety in secure storage with an emphasis on safety within our families and community, especially with our children and those with crises or mental challenges affecting their lives.
The Oregon State Shooting Association has established a set of goals, for our 2021-2022 fiscal year, to educate and enable firearms owners, and their communities, with key resources, to improve safe storage, keep our children safe, and bring awareness and tools to help those with mental wellness.
- GOAL 1: Develop and deploy “Firearms Safety and Wellness Info/Brochure kiosks" in 80 % of OSSA Clubs.
- GOAL 2: Establish ongoing child safety/education classes, in 80% of OSSA Clubs, and train 2X each club's current member count (community outreach)
- GOAL 3: Establish and deploy New Member Orientation suicide prevention training tools (presentation, video, …) in 80% of OSSA clubs.
Basic Firearms Safety
Storing your firearms safely is a key responsibility in firearms ownership. NSSF is an excellent resource for information. Find the tools you need to safely store your firearms.
Keeping our Children Safe
Keeping our children SAFE is Absolute! OSSA believes this starts with safe storage, education and training. Here are some specific resources on child safety.
Crisis and Mental Wellness - Suicide Prevention
Unfortunately members of our communities are faced with crises and mental challenges every day. Through OSSA's partnership with OFSC we bring these excellent resources and connections to help firearms owners navigate troubled times impacting their families, friends, and themselves.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.org) has a number of excellent resources: