Two free gunsafe programs offered

Gunstock Firearms and Training will be offering two free Eddie Eagle Gunsafe programs on Saturday, March 8, at IBEW Local 972 Union Hall, 50 Sandhill Road, Marietta.

Programs will run about one hour: 11a.m., Pre-K through 1st grade; 2 p.m., 2nd and 3rd grades

Each program will follow the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program followed by a safety magic show featuring magician Kerry Blair.

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program teaches children in Pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules: If you see a gun: STOP!, Don’t Touch, Leave the Area, and Tell an Adult.

The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they’re treated simply as a fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.

Eddie Eagle is never shown touching a firearm, and he does not promote firearm ownership or use. The program prohibits the use of Eddie Eagle mascots anywhere that guns are present. The Eddie Eagle Program has no agenda other than accident prevention – ensuring that children stay safe should they encounter a gun. The program never mentions the NRA. Nor does it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA members. The NRA does not receive any appropriations from Congress, nor is it a trade organization. It is not affiliated with any firearm or ammunition manufacturers or with any businesses that deal in guns and ammunition.

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