Eddie Eagle

After a 13-year hiatus, the NRA‘s Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program will return to the halls of the Westford School District in Massachusetts.

The program got a big push from 79-year-old Marilyn Frank, a former schoolteacher who served in the Westford School District for 29 years.

While Frank does not own a gun herself, the Lowell Sun has reported that she “wants to help remove polarization around the subject of gun safety.”

Frank received support from the Superintendent of Schools Everett “Bill” Olsen and the Westford School Committee, which approved the program’s return with a 6-0 unanimous vote, the Lowell Sun reported.

“With the increasing number of firearm permits across the country, I believe that this program is valuable safety training for children,” Olsen wrote in an email released to parents in the district.

According to the Lowell Sun:

The program won’t cost anything, since Frank was awarded a grant for donated materials through the NRA.

According to the NRA’s 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. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program.

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