Youth Violence Interventions
about the dangers of firearms has been promoted by both the
National Rifle Association (Eddie the Eagle for young children
and Gun Safety Instruction for grades three through six) and the
Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (Kids + Guns = A Deadly
Equation, Straight Talk About Risks). These two approaches have
differences in emphasis; neither has been adequately evaluated.
Whether teaching school children about guns will promote
responsible behavior or youthful experimentation is a matter of
speculation (Ash 1996).