Navy Chaplain’s New Book Takes Aim at Children and Gun Safety

Kamel Press has released a gun safety book in a series aimed at helping children become more prepared for various situations.

CHESAPEAKE, Virginia – (September 18, 2014) – According to the National Rifle Association, there are 300 million guns owned in America, and that number continues to climb by around 10 million each year. As a result, gun safety, especially where children are concerned, has become more important than ever. A new book series aimed at helping kids to be prepared for various situations has made a course change and its focus is on helping raise more awareness regarding children and gun safety. The book, titled “Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son,” walks kids through gun safety, one page at a time.

“Everyone knows that guns and children can be a dangerous mix,” explains Kermit Jones, Jr., the author of the book. “But the absolute best way to tackle this issue is to prepare children by educating them, not scaring them. Teach them about proper gun safety and you will have greatly reduced the risks associated with them coming in contact with one.”

The book is the third in a series starring “Prepper Pete” who is an ant and survivalist. Curious and engaged, he explores and takes on issues that could be threatening, yet wisely prepares for them. In “Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son,” he buys a gun for his young son and they set out to learn a variety of important safety skills, such as holding and shooting correctly, what to do if you find a gun, how guns should be safely stored, about never pointing it at something you don’t intend to shoot, and more.

The latest book in the Prepper Pete Series!
The latest book in the Prepper Pete Series!

Jones has created the book as an entertaining tool that can be used to help elementary-aged children learn more about gun safety. While it’s the starting point of an important discussion, he is clear that it is not a replacement for attending a gun safety course. Focusing on the idea that “knowledge is safety,” the book helps children become more aware of what to do if they are around a gun in order to prevent accidents.

“When you teach children about gun safety and proper handling, you remove much of the enticement that comes with it being forbidden fruit,” added Jones. “If we truly want to prevent injuries and help children be safe, we have to approach the topic like all other dangers.  We teach them about knives, matches, electricity, and more; in the same way, we need to teach them about gun safety.  The key is to teach safety, not fear. Education is the key here as it is with most other issues.”

Jones also has a personal reason to want to increase gun safety when it comes to children; he is a father to four young children under the age of 12. A 1998 graduate of the Naval Academy and former Surface Warfare Officer, he currently serves as a Chaplain in the Navy Reserves.

Additional books in the “Prepper Pete” series include such titles as “Prepper Pete Prepares,” with the next title, “Survivalist Sam Stocks Up,” due out later this month. “Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son” is published by Kamel Press. The books are available for purchase at all major book retailers. For more information on the series, visit the site at:

About Kamel Press

Kamel Press is a Virginia-based book publisher. With list of books to their credit, they are also producing the “Prepper Pete” series, which helps children become more prepared about issues they may encounter. The latest book in the series is “Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son,” aimed at helping children learn more about gun safety. For more information on Kamel Press, visit the website at:


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