Guns are found in more than 1/3 of all homes in the US. For their own protection, it is imperative that all children be educated on the potential dangers of guns. We proudly offer The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program that teaches children four important steps to take if they find a gun:
- Don’t Touch
- Run Away
- Tell a Grown Up
The following video is part of the program and is a great ice breaker to start the conversation with children:
It’s particularly important that children leave the area where the gun is located to avoid being harmed by someone who doesn’t know not to touch it. It’s also important for kids to tell an adult about a gun that’s been found so that it can be moved to a safe place. Children as young as 3 years old are capable of pulling the trigger on a gun.
We’d love to come share this informative gun safety program with your children’s group. Give us a call at (843) 427-4958.
Talking with children about gun safety should start when they are young and the conversations should be ongoing. The NSSF & Project ChildSafe provide this helpful video for parents on talking with their kids about gun safety:
If You Have a Gun in Your Home:
- Make sure the gun is unloaded.
- Store it locked; out of the reach of children.
- Store ammunition locked in a separate location from the gun.
- Store the keys for the gun & ammunition separately from household keys.
ASKing About Unsecured Guns:
Whether you have guns in your home or not it is important that you ask about unsecured firearms in the homes your children visit and play. Asking friends and family about guns in their home may be awkward at first, yet it is a question that may save your child’s life. Remember, Matthew was killed in the home of a friend. In fact, the majority of these “accidental” shootings occur in a place that is considered safe – usually in the home or automobile of a friend or family member.
Please visit these sites for more gun safety information: