Anti’s Try Kidnapping NRA’s Eddie the Eagle

The National Rifle Association’s Eddie the Eagle gun safety program that has taught important gun safety rules to some 28 million school children since it was launched in 1988 may be the target of a kidnapping by the Michael Bloomberg anti-gun crowd.

The NRA recently reported that “if there’s any truth to a recent blog post appearing in the New York Times, that’s what Shannon Watts—head of the Bloomberg-backed gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—is now promoting a safety course that looks suspiciously like NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program.”

The blog post in general discusses ways for parents to broach the subject of firearms in the homes of their children’s playmates. But one surprise to come out of the blog post is a paragraph. Even if you do not own a gun, it’s important to have a conversation with your children about what to do if they ever see a gun, said Watts, who claimed to have co-founded a gun safety program that it claims works with PTAs around the country.

In other words, NRA noted, Watts was giving her own spin on NRA’s trademarked and much respected Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program.