Sunday, August 3, 2008

Free Gun Safety Seminars at Bass Pro Shops

News Release:

Free Gun Safety Classes Available At Bass Pro Shops

Enjoying the outdoors is about more than just hunting and fishing. Safety plays a huge role in the enjoyment of the outdoors.

As a result, Bass Pro Shops will offer free gun safety seminars at 47 stores at 10 a.m. (local time except in Canada) Saturday, Aug. 9. The first 100 people to complete the course at each store will be given a Project ChildSafe gun lock. "We firmly believe in gun ownership, and an important element to that is gun safety," says Brent Lawrence, media specialist with Bass Pro Shops.
"These seminars will help get people acquainted with firearms and basic safety."

The gun safety seminars will be held as part of the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic Aug. 8-24. The Fall Hunting Classic is a 17-day event that focuses on hunting and the outdoors.

Other special events during the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic include:

* Aug. 8-10 - Nationally recognized professional hunters and outdoorsmen will be at stores to give seminars and talk about their experiences.

* Aug. 11-24 - ATV/UTV & Boat Show. Customers will have the opportunity to check out some select Arctic Cat and Cub Cadet vehicles along with the Tracker family of boats at this free show.

* Aug. 22-24 - Share the Harvest. Customers will receive 15% off select brands of hunting boots with the donation of 2 canned food items. The food will be donated to local organizations. While there visit with local Department of Natural Resources or Conservation Groups about their designated program for hunters to donate their wild game harvest to local food pantries.

* Aug. 8-24 - Cub Cadet UTV and 2-year Toyota Tundra Truck Lease sweepstakes. Customers can enter the national sweepstakes to win. One Cub Cadet UTV and Toyota will be awarded nationally to a Bass Pro Shops customer.

(Note: Sweepstake not available in Canada; Islamorada, Miami and Branson stores will not have gun safety classes.)

Media opportunities

Media members are welcome to attend a class, or Bass Pro Shops representatives can go through the course with media members. In-studio, in-store and telephone interviews are possible. Contact Brent Lawrence at (417) 873-5017 or, or contact the store manager at your local Bass Pro Shops.

About Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops is a leading merchant of outdoor recreational merchandise. The pioneer of outdoor stores, Bass Pro Shop has established itself as a prime destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Almost invariably, Bass Pro Shops retail stores rank among the top tourist attractions in their respective states as a cutting edge innovator in the highly competitive world of outdoor retailing. Their retail approach includes cozy, hunting-lodge themed decor, large, comprehensive product displays and professional sales help who not only market the outdoor lifestyle but live it as well. Impressive indoor waterfalls, giant aquariums, wildlife mounts, delicious food and more make each of the 50 Bass Pro Shops stores an attraction for the sporting family.

About Project ChildSafe

Project ChildSafe is the United States' largest firearm safety education program. Project ChildSafe reminds gun owners to: Properly store firearms in the home; practice safe firearm storage options in the home ; and make certain that firearms in the home are not casually accessible to anyone - especially a child. For more information, visit

Media Contact:Brent Lawrence (417) 873-5017 or

I hope this will be of help to anyone out there interested in gun safety.

Staying above the water line!


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