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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 14

Bon Secours and NNPD To Host Gun Safety Discussion

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 9:46 AM by Communications Department

How safe are children in homes with guns? Join Bon Secours Family Focus and Newport News Police Department for an informative discussion on gun safety and children. The free event takes place Tuesday, September 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Jim’s Local Market at 3101 Jefferson Avenue.
Facilitators are discussing:

  • Responsibilities of having a gun in the home —ensuring that the weapon is secure with children around.
  • What to do if someone carrying a weapon.
  • How to properly carry a weapon in a vehicle.
  • Questions to ask friends or relatives when children visit their homes for playdates or sleepovers
  • Gun safety rules for children to follow if they encounter a gun.
  • Real guns and pretend play.

To register or for more information, email  or call 757-886-6511.