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Young children in Alabama will learn about gun safety by the Northport Police Department who will use material donated by the National Rifle Association (NBRA). Elementary students will spend a maximum of 45 minutes a day for five days learning what to do if they come in contact with a gun, said Northport Police Community Relations Officer Carrie Baker. The Eddie Eagle program is geared toward children from pre-kindergarten through the third grade.

“From coloring pages, dancing, and an Eddie Eagle video, each child becomes very knowledgeable about what to do if they ever come into contact with a gun,” she said. The program teaches children to stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult, according to the NRA website.

“The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children,” according to the NRA website. “The Eddie Eagle Program has no agenda other than accident prevention – ensuring that children stay safe should they encounter a gun. The program never mentions the NRA. Nor does it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA members.”

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