As a responsible gun owner and parent, you probably have questions about when the perfect time to have “the talk” with your children—the talk about gun safety.
Perhaps you are not a gun-owning parent and unsure how to approach your children or your children’s friends’ parents about gun safety. With an unbiased agenda, the NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program has only one goal in mind—children’s’ safety.
This program has helped educate close to 28 million children in Pre-K to 4th grade on what to do if they encounter a firearm. Originally founded in 1988, the NRA relaunched a brand new Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program campaign at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in April 2015.
Based on a new video and website featuring Eddie Eagle and a group of new friends called the Wing Team, the new face of the program encompasses a diverse group of cartoon characters that children will find more relatable. Developed and tested by educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologist, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and new website called the Tree House offers interactive, engaging and memorable content that teaches children to stop, don’t touch, run away and tell a grown-up if they run across or see a gun.
The program and new initiative takes the guesswork out of how to talk to you kids about being safe around guns.
On the Eddie Eagle Tree House website is a gateway for parents to access a “grown ups” website filled with resources to help you talk to your children.
Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president says, “It’s about safety—nothing more, nothing less.”
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.