Bloomberg, March 22 (UPI) — It’s a lesson you’ll never forget, the kind that makes you feel like you’re the only one who can stop gun crime.
But it also may save your life.
That’s what a new gun safety class for parents is aiming to teach parents in an effort to make gun safety more of a priority for the nation.
A video of the program, “Guns Are For Everyone,” shows an old-fashioned, classroom-based presentation about the importance of keeping firearms out of the hands of children.
The video, which is part of a campaign called Everytown for Gun Safety, shows a father telling his son the story of a gun that was left on the front porch of his home for several days.
The father is shown holding his gun as he tells his son how he stopped his child from pulling the trigger and then got his gun back.
When he was walking down the street one day, he noticed a young girl walking by with a toy gun, he said.
The child’s mother pulled up to the porch and said, ‘What is that?
Do you think it’s a toy?’
And I said, No, it’s real.’
The father’s son pointed out to his father, who was holding his pistol.
The son then put the toy gun down and said it’s okay.
The father got the gun back and the young girl was gone.
The lesson is simple, but it’s one that parents should be taking into account.
Gun-free zones, in which kids are not allowed to bring guns into school, are a major problem for children, and a lot of times, the reason is because they don’t know how to handle them safely.
But this is not a drill.
The lesson in this video is the same one the Newtown, Conn., school shooting survivors and others used to motivate the children to stay away from guns.
The NRA is using the program to push for the passage of gun control legislation that would ban high-capacity magazines, require background checks for gun sales, and require a background check for people buying ammunition.
The organization has already launched a website and Facebook page with similar videos and lessons.