Now in it’s 30th year, The NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program reached a new milestone by fulfilling more requests for Eddie Eagle program materials in the month of July 2018 than any other month in program history.
The NRA doled out over 250,000 Eddie Eagle student workbooks in July. The materials were mostly provided to law enforcement agencies that use the materials to teach firearm accident prevention during community events—such as the National Night Out this summer.
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is a g”un accident prevention program” developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts that was created in 1988 by former NRA President Marion P. Hammer.
The program’s mission is to teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Run Away. Tell a Grownup.
More than 30 million children across the United States have learned NRA’s simple, effective firearm accident prevention principles since the inauguration of the program some three decades ago. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that unintentional firearm fatalities among children of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program’s targeted age group have declined almost 80 percent since the program’s debut.
Approximately 1 million children a year are impacted by the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, with more than 28,000 schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups taking advantage of the free or low cost program. This is made possible by funds raised by the Friends of NRA and distributed through The NRA Foundation.
Legislatures in 25 states have passed resolutions recommending the use of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, and the governors of 26 states have signed resolutions recommending that the program be used in their school systems.
School administrators and faculty, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, and others interested in more information should contact the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-231-0752. Parents can go here for more information.