The Eddie Eagle program and its namesake character were developed by the National Rifle Association for children who are generally considered too young to be allowed to handle firearms. While maturity levels vary, the Eddie Eagle program is intended for children of any age from pre-school through third grade.
... The Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program, administered by the National Rifle Association (NRA), is geared towards younger children from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, and ... The Eddie Eagle program is based on training children in a four-step action to take when they see a firearm (1) Stop! (2) Don't touch! (3) Leave the area ... The ineffectiveness of the "just say no" approach promoted by the NRA's Eddie the Eagle program was highlighted in an investigative piece by ABC's Diane Sawyer in 1999 ...
... In 1999 the ABC News program 20/20 did a feature on Eddie Eagle which was highly critical of the program ... (aged 3 to 10 years old) watch the Eddie Eagle video along with a presentation by a police officer on gun safety ... It is also pointed out that the Eddie Eagle program – like many child-education methods – depended on repeated contact with the message ...
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