The state of Oregon uses your tax dollars to say that George Washington and company were stupid. The state uses your tax dollars to try to convince you not to excercise your constitutional right. The state of Oregon makes wild statements without bothering to back them up with so called "facts" or footnotes.
From DHS: (yes, the organization that borrows $55 million that it can't repay)
Guns are now a prevalent health hazard. More than half of American's families keep firearms in their homes. Injuries and deaths from firearms are escalating at an alarming rate in the United States. (no we won't back that statement up with actual "data")
The truth is, all children are potentially at risk of unintentional firearm injury.
(all children are potentially at risk of being sexually abused at a public school as well...)
Currently, 17 states have enacted child access prevention laws, which may hold adults criminally liable for failing either to store loaded firearms in a place inaccessible to children or to use safety devices to lock guns. Safe storage laws are effective: they have been proven to reduce unintentional firearm-related deaths among children an average of 23 percent.
And this is what they would like. No footnote was present for the "23 percent" statistic. Also I don't see any info on how many children have been hurt/killed because a parent couldn't get to their defensive firearm fast enough, but since we aren't providing links to actual research I will say that having a firearm in the house has saved approximately 1,000,000 kid's lives... this week.
SAFE KIDS also supports both child access prevention laws (described above) and safe storage laws, which require gun owners to store guns with a gun lock or in a lock box.
Why do our tax dollars go towards this crap? This groups is housed at DHS offices and they actively lobby against gun rights.
I believe that the NRA has done more for children's safety with their Eddie Eagle program (stop, don't touch it, tell an adult) than SAFE KIDS has done with all their programs.