Tell Philadelphia Police: The NRA has no place educating our children.
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Philadelphia Police just announced they’re bringing the NRA’s Eddie Eagle gun safety program to Philadelphia.
Yes, the NRA. The same group that has spent years fighting against gun safety not just in Philadelphia, but across Pennsylvania.
Yesterday Police Commissioner Outlaw announced a partnership with the NRA to provide gun safety education to children. Their “Eddie Eagle” program is designed to teach children what to do when they encounter a firearm and has been touted by the NRA as the alternative to common-sense gun legislation.
The NRA is in no position to engage with kids on gun violence prevention. And it’s not just that it’s an NRA program — pediatric research has shown it isn’t even effective.
Ultimately, the responsibility to practice gun safety shouldn’t fall on kindergarteners. But until we implement proven solutions at curbing gun violence like safe storage and background checks, these programs are needed. That doesn’t mean we should be handing kids NRA coloring books.
Gun education and safety are critical. Propping up the gun lobby is not. Tell Philadelphia Police to end their partnership with the NRA.
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