Police offering gun injury prevention program for kids


ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Police Department is offering a gun injury prevention program for children 3 to 6 years of age and their parents. The course will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Atascadero Police Department, 5505 El Camino Real.
The course will cover four easy-to-learn steps in gun injury prevention using the National Rifle Association’s “Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program.” This program is a gun accident prevention program that assists parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators. The four main steps to be reviewed will be to “Stop, Don’t Touch, Run Away, and Tell a Grown-up.” More information on the program, can be found online at eddieeagle.nra.org/.
For more information and to sign up for this free class, contact Detective Kellye Netz at 805-470-3252 or [email protected] Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Organizers expect the class to fill up quickly.

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