Free Child Safety Presentations @ Johns Creek Gun Range All Day on November 9th

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Please join parent and volunteer certified firearms safety instructor Matt Podowitz at Johns Creek Gun Range for multiple sessions of two free children’s safety presentations as part of the range’s Grand Opening activities:

10AM and 2PM – For Parents

How and Why To Talk With Your Kids About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns) – Dozens of children are killed and more are injured in firearms-related accidents in the United States each year. With between a third and a half of American households containing a gun, guns present as much a risk to children’s safety as prescription drugs, swimming pools, electrical outlets, and crossing the street. Most firearms-related accidents involving children can be avoided. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so we should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and parents who do not. This brief (30-minute) multimedia presentation provides parents with specific talking points and pointers to educational resources they can use to discuss this challenging and difficult topic for three different age groups – preschool to third grade, fourth to sixth grades, and seventh grade and up.

10:45AM and 2:45PM – For Teenagers

Five Things Every Teen Should Know About Gun Safety – Developed originally at the request of a youth group advisor, “Five Things Every Teen Should Know About Gun Safety” speaks directly to teenagers about how to stay safe in situations where a gun is present. This 30-minute presentation is for all teenagers – no matter how they or their parents feel personally about guns — covers five critical topics that teenagers avoid being injured or killed in situations where a gun is present.

(Please note neither of these presentations involve the the use or handling of actual firearms.)

Seats are limited for these presentations. Please call Johns Creek Gun Range at (770) 476-9036 to reserve seats for you and your teenaged children.

Johns Creek Gun Range is conveniently located at 7790 McGinnis Ferry Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024,. Please click the address for a map and directions.

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How and Why To Talk With Your Kids About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns): A Free Safety Presentation for Epstein School Parents, 10/8 @ 7PM

From a child-safety perspective, guns are as much a reality as swimming pools, electrical outlets, matches or poisonous household cleaners. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so they should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies equally to parents who own guns and to parents who don’t own guns.

Epstein School parents, please join parent and volunteer certified firearms safety instructor Matt Podowitz at the Epstein School at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 8th for a free, 30-minute multimedia presentation about the steps every parent can take to reduce the risk of their children being injured or killed in a gun-related accident.

After attending this presentation, parents will be able to: 

  • Explain how and why children are injured or killed in gun-related accidents
  • Identify circumstances under which their children could be exposed to guns without appropriate adult supervision
  • Talk about guns and gun safety with children in three age groups – young children, pre-teens and teenagers
  • Identify and obtain age-appropriate materials to help them talk with their children about guns and gun safety
  • Minimize child-safety risks when living in or visiting homes with guns

Please note: This presentation is offered free of charge as a community service on behalf of any organization that can provide a venue and an audience. If you are not an Epstein Parent, or are unable to attend the above session and would like to organize a presentation for your school, PTA, community association or house of worship, please use the Contact tab at the top of the page to request additional information.

Free Presentation: How to Talk To Your Kids About Guns (Even If You Don’t Own Guns) – 11/6 or 12/3, Sandy Springs

From a child-safety perspective, guns are as much a reality as swimming pools, electrical outlets, matches or poisonous household cleaners. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so they should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies to parents who love guns, to parents who hate guns and everyone in between.

Please join me at Sandy Springs Shooting Range for either of two free presentations of “How to Talk to Your Kids About Guns (Even if You Don’t Own Guns)”. This 30-minute multimedia program provides parents – all parents, regardless of whether they themselves own guns – with constructive actions and useful resources that can help reduce the risk that their child will be injured or killed in a firearms accident.

When: Sunday, November 6th 2011 2:00pm-2:45pm or Saturday, December 3rd 2011 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Where: Sandy Springs Shooting Range, 8040 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
RSVP and More Info: Please call Sandy Springs Shooting Range, (770) 394-4867

Please note: This presentation is offered free of charge as a community service on behalf of any organization that can provide a venue and an audience. If you are unable to attend the above sessions and would like to organize a presentation for your school, PTA, community association or house of worship, please use the Contact tab at the top of the page to request additional information.

Why and How To Talk With Your Children About Guns (Even If You Don’t Own Guns)

Talking With KidsFrom a child-safety perspective, guns are as much a reality as swimming pools, electrical outlets, matches or poisonous household cleaners. In the same way that parents teach their children about those other risks, so they should educate their children about the risks guns pose and how to avoid them. This applies to parents who love guns, to parents who hate guns and everyone in between – the politics of guns are immaterial when it comes to children’s safety. In this article, we explore the importance of and approach to talking with children about guns as a means of reducing the potential they will be injured or killed if they encounter one without an adult present.

Note:  Ownership of firearms is a deeply personal decision and, for many, a divisive and emotional issue. This article is not intended to encourage firearms ownership or to take a stance on whether or how children should be exposed to recreational or defensive firearms use. Rather, it is intended to help all parents, regardless of how they feel about firearms, reduce the risk of their child being injured or killed should they encounter a firearm outside the supervision of a responsible adult. 

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