Children & Guns
- Do your children know what to do if they find a real gun?
- Do you know what to tell them to do?
The National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle program teaches children what to do if they find a gun. It's easy.
- DON'T TOUCH.
- LEAVE THE AREA.
- TELL AN ADULT.
Help to guarantee your children's health and safety. It's easy. Talk to them about what to do if they find a gun.
STOP. DON'T TOUCH. LEAVE THE AREA. TELL AN ADULT.
Your children (and your neighbor's children) are worth it!
If you are keeping a gun in your home for hobby, sport or protection, you should know the following facts:
- Guns in your home increase the chances of a homicide or suicide occurring in your home—it is three times more likely a homicide will take place and five times more likely that a suicide will take place.
- A handgun in your home is over 40 times more likely to kill a relative than to stop a crime.
- 208 kids under the age of 10 and over 4,100 teens ages 15-19 are killed each year in incidents involving firearms.
Rules for Gun Owners:
- If you have guns in your home, keep them unloaded and locked away.
- Guns should have safety trigger locks.
- Teach children that guns are not toys
- It is easier to gun-proof a child than to child-proof a gun.