By Lars Dalseide | January 4 2012 12:15

NRA's Eddie Eagle tells kids “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."

Eddie Eagle on NRAblog 2011 was a banner year for NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program as they achieved yet another milestone in December by reaching their 25 millionth child with the life-saving message, “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult."

Eddie Eagle program manager Eric Lipp explained why the program works, “Through the assemblies, videos, coloring books, stickers and everything else, the program leaves a lasting, positive impression on everyone who attends — adults and children alike.”

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 the third grade children with easy to follow rules should they ever encounter a firearm while unsupervised.

“Now that 25 million children have gone through the Eddie Eagle program, we can concentrate on reaching the next 25 million with this important life saving message,” said Kayne Robinson, NRA Executive Director of General Operations.

To learn more about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, visit their website at www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie.

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