firearms storage for those in need

Hold My Guns’ mission is to connect responsible firearm owners with voluntary, private off-site storage options, through our national network of partnering gun shops and FFLs, during times of mental health crisis or personal need.

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About Us

Caring for Our Clients

To be human is to go through ups and downs. We believe that times of hardship should be met with an outpouring of compassion and camaraderie.

Supporting Our Rights

While many organizations use “gun safety” as a cover to take away your rights, our focus is to never compromise rights for the sake of “safety”.

Vetted Processes

Each HMG Storage Partner is vetted through a process that includes attorney review of storage contract, and proof of licensing and insurance coverage.

How is Hold My Guns® making a difference?

Hold My Guns® connects our donors and FFL partners to provide crisis services to their communities.

Firearms Storage

Offsite storage helps to prevent suicide, accidental shootings, theft of firearms, and stolen firearms used in crimes. Would you like to be a partner?

Community Outreach

Sponsoring educational and volunteer opportunities through our FFL partners.

Crisis Awareness Training

Provide training in suicide prevention for gun owners and firearms professionals.

Mental Health Advocacy

Cultivating holistic approach to mental wellness including connection within the firearms community, athletic challenges, and mental health resources.

We Thrive on Your Generosity

Hold My Guns® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. While we seek to minimize our operational costs as much as possible, there is a significant amount of work being done to coordinate efforts with our storage partners, legal team, volunteers, community collaborators, and our clients, to ensure that the storage process is a smooth as possible while staying legally compliant. Please consider participating in this mission through your financial sponsorship. Together, we can help save lives, protect property and preserve rights.

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HMG Storage Partners

KC Small Arms

KC Small Arms

KC Small Arms is pretty awesome!

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

Our core mission is to provide quality training to resonsible people who want to protect themseleves and their family.

Branson Cerakote and Laser

Branson Cerakote and Laser

Located in the Missouri Ozarks, Branson Cerakote is a veteran owned small business that takes pride in putting the customer first.

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Our Team

Sarah Joy Albrecht

Sarah Joy Albrecht

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Sarah is a Range Safety Officer who enjoys helping new shooters get acclimated. Prior to founding HMG, she served as doula and childbirth educator for 11 years. She loves the Lord and her family. She is not a fan of root beer.

Genevieve Jones

Genevieve Jones

Co-Founder and Board President

Genevieve has been a professional firearms instructor for a decade, and as a lifelong mental health advocate, she strives to create awareness from within the firearms community.

Paul Jones

Paul Jones

Board Treasurer

Paul serves as the treasurer Lower Providence Rod & Gun Club and brings that experience to the Board of Hold My Guns.

Matthew Blank

Matthew Blank

Board Director

Matt has over 20 years experience and training in treating youth who have experienced trauma and brings a philosophy of empowerment to provide a resource for safety and personal responsibility.

Tanya Belousov

Tanya Belousov

Board Secretary

Tanya is a project manager in the tech industry with a wealth of consulting experience. She is also a veteran currently serving in the Army Reserve.

Tom Albrecht

Tom Albrecht

Technical Director

Tom moonlights as a cyber security architect for a US defense contractor.

Joshua Prince, Esq.

Joshua Prince, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Through the Firearms Industry Consulting Group®, Joshua provides legal counsel to HMG. When he is not being paid to wear a suit, Joshua enjoys spending time with his fiancée, their beloved pups, and posting pictures of sushi to Instagram.

Brannon LeBouef

Brannon LeBouef

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

“Everything we do at STBISC stems from a core belief in the US Constitution and the general principles of freedom and liberty. To that end, there has to be a way for people to store guns safely and confidently in times of need with minimal opportunity for red tape and governmental intrusion — HMG is that option.”

Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham

KC Small Arms

“We are extremely proud to offer firearms storage to our community via the Hold My Guns program… we saw the opportunity to provide safe, offsite firearms storage without individuals being deprived of their Second Amendment or due process rights.”

Joseph Morse

Joseph Morse

Shooting Gallery New England

“Hold My Guns is the best thing the 2A community has to combat mental health concerns. This program gives people a better chance to seek help and not lose their constitutional right. Out of all the options proposed this is the best way to combat mental health risk in the firearms community.”

Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook

Riding Shotgun with Charlie

“What I love about Hold My Guns is their proactive actions and positions on maintaining one’s 2A Rights when life gets tough. When life kicks your tail, take a “time out” to reset and get yourself together. HMG partners want to make sure your firearms are safe and cared for while you’re taking care of yourself.”

Jared Yanis

Jared Yanis

Guns & Gadgets

“Everyone goes through tough times and gun owners are no different. Hold My Guns helps connect responsible gun owners seeking assistance with volunteer storage options so they can focus on themselves. Difficult times can be handled without legal avenues that often come with hidden, yet intended consequences.”

Jill Slayton McDaniel

Jill Slayton McDaniel

Mom at Arms

“Maintaining our freedoms comes with a responsibility, and even more so, accountability. In the midst of whatever stress we may face, we also want ourselves, our loved ones, and even our possessions to be safe, overall. That includes safe practices, like storage of firearms. It makes me happy to know that there is an organization, like Hold My Guns, working to partner with FFLs nationwide, to offer a ‘no stress, no worries’ alternative for offsite firearms storage when/if needed. Hold My Guns’ mission gives me peace of mind knowing that if ever in the event that I may have to store my firearms outside of my home, it’s by MY choice and not through infringements on my individual liberties.”

Tony Simon

Tony Simon

Founder The 2nd is For Everyone, Diversity Shoot, and Host of 2A4E Podcast

“I’ve been promoting members of the firearm community as good people that care about their fellow man. Hold My Guns is an example of grassroots advocacy in the firearms community. They recognized a need, then went about creating a solution. I’ve supported HMG from the beginning and I promote them and their mission, it’s a great alternative to turning firearms over to the government, losing your property and possibly your rights.”

Frank Tait

Frank Tait

Chairman of the Board of Lower Providence Rod and Gun Club, Audubon PA

“We’re very pleased to offer our 2,000+ members the opportunity to attend the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. Too many have been touched by the suicide of a friend, colleague, or family member. As firearm owners, it is important that we learn how we can help those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.  We are especially grateful that Hold My Guns® is helping with this training.  Having an option for firearm owners to retain their firearm rights and firearms while they deal with a temporary condition is a valuable tool to assist with suicide prevention.”

Latest Posts

November 2021 HMG Updates

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! My heart is full of gratitude for lives saved, for how the conversation within the firearms community on mental health and suicide prevention is changing in a beautiful way, and for all of those who are doing thier part to lift up the Hold My Guns.

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Vision Statement

Working together within the firearms community, combined with appropriate community partner alliances, we will raise awareness and promote a self-governance, non-legislative approach to addressing the prevention of suicide, theft, and accidental shootings. We will encourage educational and enrichment opportunities that approach stressors contributing to suicide risk (such as financial wellness, conflict resolution, or re-acclimation after deployment) in a way that is matter-of-fact, helpful, and in the stigma-free environment of partnering gun shops. Isolation and lack of connectedness, which are risk factors for suicide, are holistically addressed as gun shop customers volunteer shoulder-to-shoulder through community service opportunities available through HMG partnering gun shops. It is inevitable that those taking the time to serve others will in turn feel a sense of pride and camaraderie knowing that they are working together to make a difference in their neighborhood.

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