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H.Res. 1365 (111th): Commending the National Rifle Association for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching 23,000,000 children its lifesaving message.

The text of the bill below is as of May 18, 2010 (Introduced).


IV

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1365

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2010

(for himself, Mr. Hill, Ms. Markey of Colorado, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Donnelly of Indiana, Mr. Ellsworth, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Minnick, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Carter, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Melancon, Ms. Herseth Sandlin, Mr. Jones, Ms. Giffords, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Kissell, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Moran of Kansas, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. Kirkpatrick of Arizona, Mr. Austria, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Wilson of Ohio, Mr. Terry, Mr. Chandler, Mr. McHenry, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Coble, Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Poe of Texas, Mr. Boccieri, Mr. Pence, Mr. Turner, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Space, Mr. Childers, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Carney, Mr. Boren, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Scalise, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Schauer, Mr. Perriello, Mr. Kratovil, Mr. Schock, Mr. Hodes, Mr. McIntyre, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Bright, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Rehberg, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Johnson of Illinois, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Reichert, Ms. Titus, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Ross, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Latta, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Murphy of New York, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Teague, Mr. Souder, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Arcuri, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Graves, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Baca, Mr. Bonner, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Nye, Mr. Latham, Mr. Spratt, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Walden, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Altmire, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Gordon of Tennessee, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Walz, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. Upton, and Mr. Flake) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

RESOLUTION

Commending the National Rifle Association for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching 23,000,000 children its lifesaving message.

Whereas the National Rifle Association created the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program to teach the fundamentals of firearm safety to children in an effective way;

Whereas nearly half of United States households have firearms;

Whereas Eddie Eagle was designed in partnership with teachers, school administrators, curriculum and reading specialists, clinical psychologists, law enforcement agents, and urban housing safety officials;

Whereas through activity books, posters, and other educational materials, children are reminded of a simple safety message, If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult;

Whereas the nationally recognized Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program has been a leader in teaching firearm accident prevention to children in the United States for more than 22 years;

Whereas the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program has been used by more than 26,000 public or private schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic organizations, and has reached 23,000,000 children since 1988;

Whereas the annual number of firearm accidents has declined more than 80 percent since the inception of the program;

Whereas the program has been reviewed and recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice (through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention);

Whereas the legislatures of 23 States have passed resolutions recommending the use of the Eddie Eagle Program; and

Whereas the governors of 26 States have signed resolutions recommending the use of the Eddie Eagle Program: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

commends the National Rifle Association for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching 23,000,000 children its lifesaving message;

(2)

supports the goals and objectives of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle gun safety program;

(3)

encourages educators across the United States to incorporate gun education programs in elementary school curricula to help decrease the incidence of accidental gun-related deaths among children; and

(4)

encourages civic and community organizations concerned about the safety and well-being of children across the United States to support funding for the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program at the local level.