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Learn Gun Safety
With Eddie Eagle

With a firearm present in about half of all American households, kids must learn that guns are not toys. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children this vital lesson through four simple steps.

If you see a gun:
STOP! Don't Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

This seven-minute animated video, hosted by Jason Priestly, is an entertaining and effective way to teach children this important safety message.

After viewing the video, use the questions below to discuss gun safety concepts with the children in your group.

  • What does it mean to be safe?
  • What are the four steps in Eddie Eagle's gun safety motto?
  • In the video, how might things have been different if the children had not followed Eddie's gun safety rules?
  • If you were one of the children in the video playing hide-n-seek and you saw a gun, what would you do?
  • What is the difference between a toy gun and a real one? (Emphasize that if a child is not sure whether a gun is real or a toy, s/he should treat it as a real gun.)
  • Who is an adult? Who would be a safe person to go to if you found a gun...
    • while playing in the park?
    • in the hallway of an apartment building?
    • while riding the bus to school?
  • What would you do if you saw...
    • a friend with a gun at school?
    • a police officer with a gun?
    • a gun locked in a gun cabinet?
    • a toy gun in a store?

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program reaches over a million parents and children each year. The National Rifle Association urges you to share the program with your school, law enforcement agency or youth group. Program materials include instructor guides, workbooks, classroom poster and reproducibles. For more information, call (800) 231-0752 or visit our website,

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