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National SAFE Day proclaimed in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-04 21:30:56-04

The first National SAFE Day was proclaimed Saturday.

The parents of Brooklynn Mohler held the event at UMC Trauma to raise awareness about gun safety.

Brooklynn died 3 years ago June 4, only 13 years old at the time. Police said one of the teen's friends accidentally shot her after finding an unsecured and loaded gun in the house.

Brooklynn's parents want to educate others on the dangers of loaded guns -- and make sure parents know about guns in homes their children may be visiting.

"Secure your firearms. Ask the question, are there unsecured firearms in the home your children visit," Darchel Mohler said. "Frequently talk to your children about the dangers of firearms. Educate and empower others to be safe."

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman issued a proclamation making every June 4 National SAFE Day.