Firearm safety presentation at Edmonds Rotary Noon Club

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The Edmonds Rotary club welcomed Pamela Van Swearinger, Attorney and volunteer for the JUST ASK Campaign as their speaker of the day.  Pamela volunteers through the Washington Cease Fire Foundation and Seattle King County Public Health to educate people on the importance of locking up any fire arms at home.  One of three homes with children in America have guns, many unlocked or loaded.  Every year thousands of children are killed or seriously injured as a result.  There are 30,000 deaths in the US a year and of that 2/3 are suicides, many of which are children.  “JUST ASK” is a phrase that should become as important to us as “Do not drink and drive” and “Buckle up for safety”.  Just Ask when your child is invited to another home, “do you have guns in your home and are they locked up securely?
Pamela Van Swearingen (Photo courtesy Edmonds Rotary)

The Edmonds Rotary Noon Club welcomed Pamela Van Swearingen, an attorney and volunteer for the JUST ASK Campaign, as Tuesday’s luncheon speaker. Van Swearingen volunteers through the Washington Cease Fire Foundation and Seattle-King County Public Health to educate people on the importance of locking up any firearms at home.

One of three homes with children in America have guns, many unlocked or loaded, and every year thousands of children are killed or seriously injured as a result, she said.

Her message: “Just ask” is a phrase that should become as important to us as “Do not drink and drive” and “Buckle up for safety.” Just ask when your child is invited to another home, “do you have guns in your home and are they locked up securely?”

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