Today's Gun Accident Rates Lowest On Record
And what a success the program has been! Now, with the help of Eddie Eagle, that safety record is improving faster than ever before. Since the Eddie Eagle Program's nationwide launch, the annual number of accidental firearm-related deaths among children of the program's targeted age group declined more than 80%.
The effectiveness of the program is confirmed by declining gun accidents among children, its popularity with the schoolteachers and law enforcement officers who teach it, and testimonial letters. These letters relate incidents in which children encountered guns, but, because of what they learned in the Eddie Eagle Program, they sought help from an adult and avoided injury.