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Be SMART campaign teaches parents about gun safety

Be SMART campaign teaches parents about gun safety

SAN ANTONIO- Danna Halff, Solange Iriarte and Becca DeFelice of Be SMART and Moms Demand Action discussed their Be SMART campaign and how it was created to bring together responsible adults to reduce suicides and unintentional shootings.

An estimated 2.1 million children in the United States live with an unsecured and loaded firearm in their home. In Texas alone, there were 3 children that were unintentionally and fatally shot by a firearm. These deaths can be prevented through education about secure storage provided by the Be SMART campaign.

The campaign prepares parents, grandparents and guardians to ask about the presence of firearms in the home when sending children to a friend’s house for a play date. The presentation includes real examples and role playing to help prepare adults to ask whether they have a firearm in the house and how to store it while their child is present.

June 2nd is National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness Day, and Moms Demand Action will be hosting their Third Annual Wear Orange Day. To find out more about the event, Be SMART and Moms Demand Action, please click HERE

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation on Be SMART, please click HERE

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