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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program secures funding from NRA

  • Sheriff's Office and the Cleburne County Coalition helped secure funding for the gun safety program
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  • Sheriff Marty Moss and the Cleburne County Coalition partnered together to secure funding from the National Rifle Association to provide the Eddie Eagle School Resource Officers with 900 Level 1 and 900 Level 2 student workbooks, instructor guides, Eddie Eagle animated training DVDs, posters, and reward stickers to teach Eddie Eagle’s gun safety message to the students of Cleburne County. Cleburne County is a rural county and hunting is a favorite hobby for a lot of residents, therefore, it is important to teach a child what to do if they come across a firearm to keep them safe. Eddie Eagle’s message has reached over 25 million children, making it the most widely taught firearm accident prevention program in the world. The program teaches children with simple effective rules to follow if they encounter firearms. “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.”

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