HARTFORD, CT (March 15, 2022) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group announce a portion of proceeds from 2022 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC) attendee registrations and sponsorships will be donated to Project ChildSafe. Developed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Project ChildSafe is dedicated to promoting responsible firearm handling and secure storage by distributing safety education messages and free firearm safety kits in all 50 states and in U.S. territories.
“FIC and the NSSF share a common mission of educating and enhancing the shooting sports community,” said Orchid CEO, Jon Rydberg. “As firearms industry professionals, we are all responsible for firearm safety. Partnering with Project ChildSafe to support their initiatives was an obvious decision for Orchid and Williams Mullen and we’re proud to participate in the cooperative effort of promoting safe firearm handling and storage through the donation of proceeds from conference registrations and sponsorships.”
In addition to donating proceeds from the event, NSSF Director of Member Development, Zach Snow, will share industry research and discuss Project ChildSafe and other NSSF programs during a lunch keynote at FIC 2022.
“We’re pleased to continue our support of the Firearms Industry Conference and grateful for the contributions made by conference attendees and sponsors to Project ChildSafe,” said Joe Bartozzi, chairman of Project ChildSafe Foundation and president and CEO of NSSF. “A price can’t be placed on the importance of firearm safety, and we welcome all the support we can get in our efforts to reduce firearm accidents, thefts and misuse.”
Held April 21–27, FIC 2022 features virtual and in-person educational sessions led by federal agency executives, firearms industry professionals and subject matter experts. Sessions are broken intro three comprehensive learning tracks: Firearms Law & Finance, FFL Compliance, and FFL Technology. FIC On-Air™ will be held online April 21–22, followed by FIC Workshops on April 25 and the main FIC event April 26–27 in Atlanta.
Registration and sponsorships for FIC 2022 are open now at orchidadvisors.com/FIC. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their hotel rooms at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta by April 3 at orchidadvisors.com/FIChotel.
About Orchid LLC
Orchid LLC and its family of companies, including partner firm FFL Law, have been offering business software, firearms-friendly payments, and legal and regulatory services to the shooting sports industry for over a decade. With powerful POS, ecommerce, ERP and Bound Book solutions, as well as expert knowledge of ATF, import/export and state-level regulations, Orchid helps FFLs profitably manufacture, distribute and sell firearms with great efficiency and the utmost compliance. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist your company at williamsmullen.com.
About Project ChildSafe
NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 40 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. For more information, visit projectchildsafe.org.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org.
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