I'm just reading about the 20/20 segment that criticized the effectiveness of teaching very young children what to do when they see a gun.
The TV show criticized the one-off nature of the program merely stressed the importance of following up with coloring books and other ways of keeping the lesson in the minds of small kids.
I think the Eddie Eagle program is too valuable to disappear based on one (or even a few) criticism. I read lots of recent news about it at the NRAhq website. They were all good responses!
I believe this program is a great resource. Materials can be ordered and paid for with grant money apparently. The process takes some time but it'd be well worth it to promote gun safety and awareness...
Take it to your local schools. In fact, start by asking your local law enforcement agencies to see if they have an officer already teaching this program!
Don't be discouraged by ignorance. Just continue to promote knowledge.
"Castle Rock children learn to keep hands off guns." -Castle Rock News