‘Safety On’ crosses party lines to educate kids on guns
Yehuda Remer became a first-time gun owner in the midst of raising children and it was his role as a father that inspired him to write his book “Safety On: An Introduction to the World of Firearms for Kids” to teach gun safety to kids.
Remer, struggling to reconcile his new found love of guns and shooting with his responsibility as a parent, began scouring for resources to better educate his family on firearm safety. It was during this research phase that Remer was perplexed to discover that though the gun industry supported a few initiatives, nothing specifically suited his needs.
“I realized there really was nothing on the market, except the Eddie Eagle program and Project ChildSafe. Both are great programs but all the give you are pamphlets or a couple of cut-outs,” Remer told Guns.com in a phone interview. “There was nothing that was there that you could just read to your child and teach them about the proper gun safety protocols.” Thus the idea for a friendly, easy to read, illustrated gun safety book was born.
With the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reporting nearly 84 percent of unintentional shooting deaths of children occur in the home and a majority of these deaths come as the result of kids playing with guns they find, safety has long been an issue pushed by the gun industry. Remer’s book offers yet another option for parents looking to dive into the “gun talk” with their kids.