Eddie Eagle is the mascot for a program developed by theNRA (National Rifle Association) to teach children who are usually considered to young to be allowed to handle firearms. The program is designed for children of any age from pre-school through the third grade.
The program is built around an easily remembered litany to teach the kids how to avoid being hurt when they come in contact with a weapon:
- Stop - take time and remember what to do
- Don't Touch - if you don't touch a firearm you won't be hurt
- Leave the area - when you leave you stop all temptation to pick up the weapon and play with it
- Tell an adult - a grown up will know what to do and will keep you from getting hurt