June 4th and National SAFE Day holds the power to prevent tragedy from repeating itself. One in every three households in the United States has a gun stored somewhere inside. The Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation is committed to ending senseless child deaths through education of responsible gun ownership and empowering parents to ask about guns where their children visit.
June 4th is National SAFE Day, but what is it for? National SAFE Day stands to remind us that safety measures must be taken to prevent accidental shootings in a household. A large portion of the population has a firearm in their home and many of these people have children residing in their homes. Every year children die due to accidental shootings that could have been avoided if the appropriate safety precautions were taken to ensure the security of the firearm. There are many ways to secure a firearm in a home while still allowing for fast access, yet accidental deaths still occur due to children finding improperly stored firearms. National SAFETY days remind us to practice responsible gun ownership and to educate children on firearms. At Six Maritime, we can provide you with a gun safety course in Gainesville, FL.
The word SAFE in National SAFE Day is an acronym that stands for:
- Secure all firearms in the home
- Ask the question about unsecured firearms in the homes your child visits
- Frequently talk to your children about the dangers of firearms
- Educate and Empower others to be SAFE
How many close friends does a child have? One in three households has a firearm. If one of those households has a gun, is it secure? What about family members? Do they visit cousins or other relatives that may have unsecured guns? Secure storage is vital to the safety of children and is the responsibility of the gun owner.
The life of one innocent child is not worth challenging the odds of possibility. There are many ways to secure a firearm and still allow for fast access. There is no excuse to place easy access above child safety.
Parents, whether gun owners or not, need to take steps to educate children and to ask the question when in homes where their children visit. “Are there any unsecured firearms in the home?”
In 2016, the Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation founded National SAFE Day to raise awareness about gun safety. On June 4, 2013, Brooklynn Mae Mohler was the victim of a preventable shooting due to an unsecured firearm in a friend’s home.