Firearms in a home with children can create a dilemma. On the one hand, we want our firearms stored away from curious young fingers, yet on the other, a readily available gun can be life saving.

Like learning about fire, gun safety should be part of a child’s safety training, especially if you have guns in your house. Since youngsters love to have stay-overs at friends’ houses, it’s equally important that safety training extends beyond your doors.

Grandfather, father and son on hunting trip.
Grandfather, father and son on hunting trip.

The main message is safety. A gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety is often ignored by schools for reasons unknown. But the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program is on a mission to help parents and educators teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun. The program is documented in cartoon fashion and kids soon learn that Eddie and his Wing Team are all about safety and protecting them from a gun mishap.

Kids learn and remember these four things… [continued]

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