Be SMART about Gun Sense: A Community Talk
Family Life Center (16349 Chillicothe Rd)
Monday, March 18 | 7:00–8:00 pm
Just over one year ago, fourteen students died in Parkland, Florida, inspiring marches, new laws and widespread calls to stop the onslaught of gun deaths. But in the year since, nearly 1,200 more children alone have lost their lives to guns in this country.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state.
The Moms Demand Action Be SMART campaign was launched to take action to promote responsible gun ownership and reduce child gun deaths. The campaign focuses on education and awareness about child gun deaths and responsible gun storage. Moms encourage parents and caretakers to “Be SMART” and take these five simple steps to help prevent shootings by children:
Secure all guns in your home and vehicles;
Model responsible behavior around guns;
Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes;
Recognize the risks of teen suicide;
Tell your peers to be SMART.
Rebecca Gorski, a volunteer with the Ohio Chapter of Moms Demand Action, will be our presenter. She is the volunteer lead for Be SMART in the state of Ohio and resides in Geauga County with her two young children.
Please invite your friends and family to attend this important community talk. Childcare is provided. Call to let us know if you will need childcare at 440.247.6490, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.