Ryan Cleckner’s New Children’s Firearm Safety Book: There’s Only One You
Article first appeared at Ammoland.com
Nashville, Tennessee – -(AmmoLand.com)- Children must learn how to respond around firearms, but real firearm safety starts with adults.
Ignoring the need for firearm safety won’t make it go away and it’s your responsibility to educate your children, nobody else will. One common mistake is not teaching your kids anything about firearm safety because you keep all firearms secured away from children (you should), or your home does not have firearms. You never know where your kids will be when they encounter one.
There’s Only One You is not a pro or anti-gun book, but instead, a book intended to be a fun read for young children and their parents, with general reminders about accidents and safety, and a message snuck in at the end about the importance of gun safety.
“When your child is old enough to be warned of a hot stove, they’re old enough to be warned to not touch firearms.” Ryan Cleckner
Ryan is a husband and a father; his inspirations for the book. He’s also a nationally recognized firearms expert and firearms attorney. For 2 years, he’s had the #1 best-selling firearms book on Amazon and recently launched Mayday Safety, a crowdsourced free safety mobile app designed to help families, businesses and first responders worldwide. He’s a successful entrepreneur, a university professor and an executive in the firearms industry. Before all of this, he was a United States Army special operations sniper and EMT. He served as a sniper and a team leader on multiple combat deployments in support of the global war on terror and he’s helped train numerous law enforcement and military snipers
Too many children are injured or killed by accidents with a firearm – many of these accidents can be avoided with proper education for children (and adults). This book introduces the lesson of “Stop, get away, and tell an adult” to your child in a way that they’ll want to hear. Instead of reading like an obvious gun safety book, this book introduces various accidents that can happen in a child’s life and reassures them that accidents can happen, things can be replaced, and they are still loved.
However, when a firearm is introduced at the end of the book, a stark contrast is made: an accident with a firearm can be very serious and result in an injury that can’t be easily fixed. This engaging book not only teaches children, but also illustrates how your child can inform their friends about firearm safety. What better way to keep kids safe than have them help one another?
EXCERPT FROM THE BACK COVER:
Alice and Jack are busy kids! Like any busy kid, they make mistakes. Fortunately, their parents are understanding and quick to forgive. But when Jack goes to visit his Gramps, who owns a gun, Jack and Alice both learn that you cannot make mistakes around guns. There’s only one you!
Please take a few minutes to read, and hopefully review, the book. Your support is very much appreciated to help spread awareness! If you are a responsible gun owner, this book may not be for you, but it can still be a great gift for someone else with the holiday season right around the corner.