Firearms are involved in 0.5% of accidental deaths nationally, compared to motor vehicles (29%), poisoning (27%), falls (21%), suffocation (5%), drowning (3%), fires (2%), medical mistakes (1.7%), environmental factors (1.3%), and pedal cycles (0.6%). Among children: motor vehicles (34%), suffocation (27%), drowning (17%), fires (7%), environmental factors (2.3%), poisoning (2.2%), falls (1.5%), firearm (1.5), pedal cycles (1.4%), and medical mistakes (1.3%).
Education decreases accidents. Voluntary training has decreased firearms accidents. NRA firearm safety programs are conducted by more than 93,000 NRA Certified Instructors nationwide. Youngsters learn firearm safety in NRA programs offered through civic groups such as the Boy Scouts, Jaycees, and American Legion, and schools.3 NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program teaches children pre-K through 3rd grade that if they see a gun without supervision, they should “STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave The Area. Tell An Adult.” Since 1988, Eddie has been used by 26,000 schools, civic groups, and law enforcement agencies to reach more than 26 million children.4
Trigger Action, LLC, major objective is to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. We are certified National Rifle Association (NRA) Instructors, and we uphold the NRA's adherence to firearm safety, by using approved NRA training courses to maintain standardization among all NRA courses.
If you have any questions about gun safety please contact us at ohiotriggeraction.com or 614-496-0308
1. See BATFE, “Annual Firearm Manufacturers and Export Reports” (www.atf.gov/statistics).
2. Statistics from 1981 forward are available from the National Center for Health Statistics’ “Wisqars” website.
Those prior to 1981 are available from the National Safety Council (www.nsc.org/).
3. For more on NRA training programs, visit www,ohiotriggeraction.com or call 614-496-0308.
4. For more on the Eddie Eagle program, visit www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie/ or call 614-496-0308.