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Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign

Updated 06/24/2020

Article V of the State Appropriations Act tasked the Texas Department of Public Safety with creating a Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. The Training Operations Division (TOD) is the contract manager for the award.

Current Status

The Safe Gun Storage campaign has been awarded to Steel Digital Studios Inc., DBA Steel Advertising.

Next Steps

Until such a branded campaign is created, the Texas Department of Public Safety has provided links to the following resources:

Full language regarding the Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign can be found on page V-57 of H.B. No. 1 General Appropriations Act, Eighty-Sixth Legislature (PDF), as well as below:

Statewide Safe Gun Storage Campaign. Included in the amounts appropriated above in Strategy G.1.1, Headquarters Administration, is $500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 in General Revenue to establish and promote a statewide safe gun storage campaign.

The public awareness campaign shall begin no later than September 1, 2020. The public awareness campaign may include online materials, printed materials, public service announcements, or other advertising media. The public awareness campaign may not convey a message that it is unlawful under state law to keep or store a firearm that is loaded or that is readily accessible for self-defense.