The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on The Truth About Guns
Here’s an inconvenient truth: firearm safety education saves lives. However, some people fear them and don’t want anything to do with teaching their kids gun safety. At the same time, others agonize over when to start teaching firearm safety in their home. What’s the right time to start teaching your kids to respect firearms?
Yes, prudent parents teach their kids gun safety. When though. The simplest answer I’ve heard comes from a retired FBI agent. “When do you teach kids about guns? About the same time you teach them about hot stoves, electricity and fire.” In other words, when you drown proof your kiddos, gun proof them too.
The National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle program distills firearm safety for kids down to a few simple concepts:
2. Don’t touch
3. Leave the area
4. Tell an adult
This easy-to-learn, potentially life-saving protocol leaves politics at the door with one goal…post was originally published on this site