By Kyle Jillson | August 12 2011 08:40

From the Montrose Daily Press comes an article about their town receiving an Eddie Eagle costume courtesy of their local Friends of NRA.

Grant brings Eddie Eagle to Montrose

Guns plus kids, minus adult supervision, is a dangerous combination.

But the Montrose Police Department and Black Canyon Friends of the National Rifle Association are working to educate kids about gun safety, with an eye toward preventing tragedy. The police department, with a grant, obtained an Eddie Eagle costume so it can present life-saving information in a kid-friendly way.

Eddie Eagle is the gun-safety mascot of an NRA-developed program that teaches kids how to react if they see a gun: Stop. Don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.

“I think that in light of some of he things that happened in and around this county and neighboring counties, it’s another good learning example for kids and adults,” Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said of the Eddie Eagle program.

Read the article and see a picture of Eddie Eagle posing with Friends of NRA and a couple police officers here

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