Guest B.L. Brown Posted March 2, 2017 Report Share Posted March 2, 2017 Title: Brownie Bear Teaches Gun Safety Author: B.L. Brown ISBN-13: 978-1541242272 Accidental shootings by children have become a growing problem in the United States. Research has indicated Georgia is the leader with more per-capita incidents than any other state. The safety of our nation’s children has been held hostage by an ongoing debate about who should be able to legally possess a firearm and this is not right. Statistics show an increase in accidental shootings by children in the 0-3 range and 13-17 year-old range. The age in which children become curious with any and everything has proven to be dangerous to their well-being. After researching these incidents I felt, as a certified law enforcement officer, I had to do something. After a conversation with my 16 year old niece and 6 year old nephew we decided to write a book about gun safety. It should be noted these incidents of accidental shootings by children can occur in any home where children and firearms are present. They are occurring in every community throughout the United States. The book titled Brownie Bear Teaches Gun Safety, although a children’s book, it provides parents with the necessary tools to begin a conversation about gun safety with their children. The book has diverse characters and follows Robert, Heather and Juan on their adventure as they locate a firearm and work through problem solving processes to determine what to do with the firearm. The children are introduced to Brownie Bear who provides instruction on gun safety. It is imperative that parents discuss gun safety with their children, regardless of whether they believe in possessing firearms or not. In a society where firearms are so prevalent there is always the possibility that a child will come into contact with a firearm. I hope this book will increase awareness of the need for gun safety for children and move law makers to enact laws that will increase opportunities for gun safety awareness just as they did with drug awareness and fire safety. About the author: Ms. B.L. Brown has been a law enforcement professional for over 16 years which included community oriented policing, field training officer, detective, senior instructor and supervisor. She has utilized the knowledge obtained throughout her career to teach various classes at both state and regional training academies. She has created training programs for law enforcement agencies involving field training and criminal investigations. Ms. Brown received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Henderson State University, a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Troy University in addition to Criminal Justice coursework towards a management certificate. Ms. Brown is passionate about education and criminal justice and works to meld these disciplines to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens they serve. Ms. Brown is also the author of The Justice Academy What You Should Know which is an easy to follow guide to the American Criminal Justice System. Author’s website: thejusticeacademywhatyoushouldknow.com Purchase at Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/6810553 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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