National SAFE Day
National SAFE Day is observed next on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 (255 days from today).
On every June 4th, National SAFE Day highlights the fact to keep our loved ones safe at all times.
National SAFETY Day is a reminder to keep our loved ones safe at all times. One in three households in the United States owns a gun. The question is how many of these households make sure their weapons are stored securely and out of the reach of children. Sadly, the resulting injury and death of children from unsafe gun placement shows that many of these households don't take gun safety seriously. Every year, on June 4th, a safety campaign is held not only to raise awareness about gun safety but also to remember the many children who have experienced tragic deaths due to unsafe gun storage.
History of National SAFE Day
National SAFETY Day was first honored in 2016 by the Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation (BMMF) after the death of Brooklynn Mae Mohler. Brooklynn was visiting her best friend at her residence when she later found a gun stashed in the kitchen cupboard. Brooklynn's best friend, unaware of the safety of an unlocked gun, played with the gun and accidentally shot and killed Brooklynn. To honor Brooklynn and kids like her, National SAFETY Day was started by Brooklynn parents Darchel and Jacob. It is also a reminder to protect our children from unfortunate accidents in the future.
To prevent accidental shootings, always make sure you store your firearms out of the reach of children. Firearms should always be removed when not in use. Always use a gun locking device to make the gun inoperable when not in use or in storage. These safety tips are consistent with what the acronym, SAFE, stands for:
- Secure all firearms in the home.
- Ask questions about unsafe firearms in the homes your child visits.
- Regularly talk to your child about the dangers of guns.
- Educate and empower others to be SAFE.
Interesting Facts about National Safe Day
Gun violence is implicated in approximately 44% of all homicides worldwide.
Pancreatic cancer kills 45,000 people in the United States each year, quickly followed by 40,000 who are killed by bullets.
In memory of the Brooklynn, the BMMF holds its inaugural National SAFETY Day to promote firearms safety training and prevent other child tragedies.
How and where to Live Normally in a House with a Firearm
Gun owners can take a number of safeguards and security precautions to protect their children and themselves from unintentional shootings caused by improperly stored and secured firearms in their stay.
- When not in use, the gun should be deactivated.
- When extracting or transferring a gun into storage, make sure it is pointed in to help reduce the risk of keeping people away.
- Maintain the integrity of your gun at all times.
- Keep your weapon locked in a locker, gun vault, and safe or out of the reach of minors.
- When you come home from the shooting range, take care to clean, tidy, and store the pistol appropriately.
How to celebrate National Safe Day
- Store your gun safely
Always keep your firearm safe. Firearms should be unloaded, securely locked in places, and most importantly, kept out of the reach of children at all times.
- Ask about gun safety in other households
If your child goes to a friend's house, call ahead and ask the parent/guardian about the gun and how they store it. If their safety measures meet the standards, then you should allow your child to go. To be safe is more important than sorry.
- According to SAFE
Learn about SAFETY and follow instructions T. Store guns safely, ask questions about gun safety in the households of your child's friends, and educate family and friends about gun safety.
ObservedNational SAFE Day has been observed annually on June 4th.
Saturday, June 4th, 2022
Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Tuesday, June 4th, 2024
Wednesday, June 4th, 2025
Thursday, June 4th, 2026
Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation in 2016