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GUNS: Article inspires gun-safety program

Letter by April Hiatt, Federal Way on June 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm with No Comments »
June 4, 2013 4:03 pm

I love when a newspaper article motivates positive action.

Back in February, I read an article regarding discussion in the state Legislature over the importance of gun safety and potential inclusion of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program in our schools. I have passions for both children’s growth and for gun safety. I’m familiar with the Eddie Eagle GunSafe program, and for years I’ve kicked around the idea of helping present it to kids in my own community. The article; and the advocacy of several of our legislators, has encouraged me to get involved.

I’m excited to announce our first presentation for kids will be June 22, at 3:30 p.m. at the Federal Way Regional Library on First Way South. It’s free, with the sponsorship of friends from the Armed Defense Training Association, participation from our local Federal Way Police Department, and the encouragement and resources provided by the NRA for this program.

I invite every responsible parent with a young child to attend. The program’s direct and crucial “Stop! Don’t Touch! Leave the area! Tell an adult!” message is tailored for kids from kindergarten through third grade.

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