Hey kids, if you think you can play with guns and not hurt someone, STOP,
and think again:
not toys! Never play with guns!
point a gun at anyone!
violence is not real! In real life guns kill!
and fights can be solved without guns or violence. Talk it over!
If you find a gun:
grown up about the gun.
someone picks on you or threatens you, tell your parent or a trusted
adult. You don't have to deal with this by yourself.
get into an argument, don't let it grow into a fight. Cool off and walk
away if that would help.
carry a weapon. You could hurt or kill someone or yourself without meaning
to. The weapon could also end up being used against you. Some kids say
they carry a gun or knife for protection, but the truth is, if you carry a
weapon you are more likely to get hurt.
find a gun anywhere, DON'T TOUCH IT. The gun could be loaded and
dangerous. It could also be a gun that the police are looking for because
it was used in a crime. Tell your mom or dad or a trusted adult or call
911 to tell the police you found a gun.
someone shows you a gun, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Guns are not toys. They can kill
someone or hurt a person very badly. Kids have killed kids with guns, even
accidentally. Tell the person that you don't want to be around guns
because someone could get hurt or killed. Get away from the gun and the
trusted adult about the gun. It's okay to tell about guns. You could help
stop the person with the gun from getting hurt.
If you hear
gunfire, duck. Get down as low as you can and cover your head.