here to see how the NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe®
Program could fit into your own family's gun safety
plan. Remember that without a plan you leave everything
to chance and luck.
The NRA's Eddie Eagle
GunSafe® Program teaches children in Pre-Kindergarten
through Third Grade the 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:
see a gun:
Leave the Area.
Tell an Adult.
Eagle program makes no value judgments about firearms,
and no firearms are ever used in the program. Eddie
Eagle doesn't teach whether guns are good or bad.
He promotes the protection and safety of children.
swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and
household cleaning products that can hurt kids who
aren't taught to be safe, guns are treated as a
fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about
half of all American households, the Eddie Eagle
approach makes sense. Its only aim is to help young
children be safe.
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.
Eddie Eagle is not propaganda. It is
designed to help keep kids safe. The program never
even mentions the NRA. Nor does
it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA
members. The NRA does not get any
"stimulus" or appropriations
from Congress, nor is it a trade organization,
union, political party, or any other fantasy
originating in the minds of those who fear guns
and gun owners. The NRA
is not affiliated with any firearm or ammunition
manufacturer or with any businesses that deal in
guns and ammunition.
The NRA is not the "gun lobby." The
NRA is a membership
organization composed of ordinary Americans who
want to practice and preserve the shooting sports
and have the means to defend our lives.
We, and millions of other ordinary Americans,
are the NRA.
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