Our Eddie Eagle GunSafe program has a fresh redesign and video about firearm accident prevention

Fairfax, Virginia - The Eddie Eagle GunSafe program, the NRA's firearm accident prevention program for Pre-k through fourth grade students, has unveiled a brand new video to deliver Eddie's crucial lifesaving message.

Eddie has reached nearly 28 million children since first being introduced in 1988 and hopes to connect with even more thanks to his modernized look and new group of friends called the Wing Team. Together in the new video, Eddie and the Wing Team learn the right thing to do if they ever come across a gun: STOP! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up. The video also features a discussion between the Wing Team, parents, and law enforcement to answer common questions a child might have in such a situation.

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Eddie Eagle debuting new DVD with the Wing Team next week at nine elementary schools in Nashville

Eddie Eagle GunSafe program teaches children who find a firearm to STOP! Don't Touch. Run Away. Tell a grown up.

Nashville, Tennessee - The National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program will unveil a new animated DVD featuring Eddie Eagle and the Wing Team to nine elementary schools in the Nashville metropolitan area April 7-9, 2015. The award-winning firearm accident prevention program teaches children in pre-K through fourth grade to “STOP! Don’t Touch. Run away. Tell a grown up.” if they find a firearm.

“The East Precinct School Resource Unit of the Metro Nashville Police Department was truly instrumental in helping us bring Eddie Eagle’s lifesaving message to local elementary schools,” said NRA General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver. “We’re always happy to work with local law enforcement when it comes to teaching firearm accident prevention to children.”

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2011 Youth Education Summit student still teaching Eddie Eagle in Florida

Eddie Eagle mixing with Boy Scouts down in Florida Hawthorne, Florida - It's been almost four years since Amanda Krpan arrived at NRA Headquarters to take part in the 2011 Youth Education Summit. Here for a week's worth of Second Amendment education and experience, Krpan left the friendly confines of Fairfax, Virginia with a single mission in mind; keep spreading the word.

Though she's taken part in a number of NRA related activities, she's been especially busy bringing Eddie Eagle's life saving message of “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.” to the pre-K through 3rd grade students of Florida.

Here's an update from Krpan on her latest venture with a Cub Scout troop in Hawthrone:

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NRA's Gun Safety program for kids takes part in national crime prevention program

Eddie Eagle with kids and their School Resource Officer Fairfax, Virginia - National Night Out.

Organized by National Association of Town Watch's Matt Peskin back in 1984, National Night Out is an effort by communities to show the local criminal element that we are organized and ready to push back. From that first night back in 1984, the event has grown into an outing celebrated by almost 40 million people across globe. Everything from candlelight marches to block parties to cookouts and parades are part of the demonstration. As is NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.

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400 Eddie Eagle Mascot Costumes Now in Use by Law Enforcement Agencies Across the United States

Eddie Eagle at the NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina on NRAblog

Fairfax, Virginia - The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, NRA’s groundbreaking gun accident prevention course for children, has achieved a new milestone by reaching its 27 millionth child.

Created in 1988 by past NRA President Marion P. Hammer in consultation with elementary school teachers, law enforcement officers, and child psychologists, the program provides pre-K through third grade children with simple, effective rules to follow should they encounter a firearm in an unsupervised setting:

“If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.”

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Eddie Eagle is bringing his lifesaving message to elementary school students in Indianapolis this week

Eddie Eagle GunSafe program teaches children who find a firearm to STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

Indianapolis, Indiana - Several elementary schools in the Indianapolis area will be introduced to the lifesaving message of our Eddie Eagle GunSafe program on April 24 ahead of the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

The firearm accident prevention program, which has won numerous awards and has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention, national and community organizations, governors, and state legislatures, teaches children in the Pre-K through the third grade who see a gun to:

STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

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NRA Volunteer Spreads the Life-Saving Message of the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program

Gene Johnson playing Buffalo Bill and spreading the Eddie Eagle message at Frontier Day Colorado Springs, Colorado - NRA Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. We have professional shooters who teach basic shooting, retired collectors who work at the museum and concerned citizens like Gene Johnson who spread the word about the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program ... and he does so in a very unique manner.

Dressed as Buffalo Bill Cody, Mr. Johnson attends events like Territory Days in Old Colorado City to pass out Eddie Eagle materials to families in attendance. Here's more from this year's Territory Days:

An estimated attendance of 150,000 turned out for the annual Memorial Day 2013 event in Colorado Springs. Gene Johnson gave three performances as Colonel William F. ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody and distributed over 900 NRA Eddie Eagle ‘Parents Guide to Gun Safety’, as well as over a thousand Eddie Eagle Coloring Books and Comic Books to parents and their kids. ... more on Buffalo Bill spreading the word of Eddie Eagle ...

NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program comes to Houston

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Fairfax, Virginia – Before Eddie Eagle shows up at this weekend's 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, he has to meet with some very important people - children.

Today and tomorrow, in a lead-up to the NRA convention downtown, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program will be presenting its lifesaving message to school children around the greater Houston area with help from the Houston Metro Police Department.

Created in 1988 by past NRA President Marion P. Hammer, with assistance from child psychologists, elementary schoolteachers and law enforcement officers, Eddie Eagle has taught more than 26 million pre-K through third graders:

If you see a gun: “STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.”

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Meet Eddie Eagle and learn his important safety message at NRA Annual Meeting in Houston

Eddie Eagle swooping into Houston for NRA Annual Meeting

Fairfax, Virginia - Although tens of thousands of people will converge on Houston from May 3-5 for the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting, one person will easily stand out - rather, one bird.

Eddie Eagle is the mascot of the NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program, a likable eagle who has a very important message for youngsters. Eddie doesn't teach whether guns are good or bad, but promotes the protection and safety of children. He travels around the country to make sure kids know:

“If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."

No firearms are ever used in the program and are merely treated as facts of life like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison.

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