Four Rules to Keep Children Safe

Children who are generally considered too young to be allowed to handle firearms at all have a different set of rules which can be taught to them:

  1. Stop.
  2. Don’t touch.
  3. Leave the area.
  4. Tell an adult.

These rules for children are promulgated by the NRA’s Eddie Eagle Program. The point of these rules are not to instill that firearms are bad, only that they are dangerous, and that they should not be handled by anyone not able to understand and practice the Four Gun Safety Rules stated at the top. Remember children that have toy guns need to know that they are only allowed to play with their own toy gun unless they have the permission of an adult.