What the Program Does
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-kindergarten through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle®, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the doing the following:
If you see a gun:
Leave the area
Tell an adult
Why the Program is Necessary There are over 200 million firearms in the United States. Whether or not a particular family owns firearms, the chances are that neighbors and relatives do. This makes it likely that children will encounter a firearm at some point. From their earliest awareness, children are exposed to guns through cartoons, television shows, and movies. They're curious about firearms and may have developed inaccurate perceptions of what a firearm is and does.