Eddie Eagle says STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.
Sergeant Tony Ayers of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department in South Carolina is a big supporter of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.
"I feel it is very important to teach gun safety to kids," Ayers said. "Hopefully I will speak to that one kid who will remember what I said and that will prevent a child from being shot."
There are two main reasons why he likes teaching Eddie Eagle's message:
Toy guns, like Air Soft, look identical to and function just like real firearms.
"Without the Eddie Eagle program teaching kids to not touch guns they could easily mistake a real one for a toy," Ayers said.
Second, not all kids have the opportunity to learn how to safely handle firearms and that they aren't to be played with if found. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program steps in and makes sure all children know not to play with a gun if they find one.
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