Almost half of homes with children have a gun. The presence of a gun in a home is a significant risk factor for child injury and death. Every year, thousands of children are unintentionally killed or injured in the homes of family and friends.
Kids are naturally curious and if there is a gun around, chances are kids will find it. Gun safety is your responsibility as an adult.
If You Own A Gun
Keep it out of sight in a locked location (gun lock, storage case or safe)
Keep it unloaded
Hide the keys to the locked location of gun
Store bullets in a different place than the gun
Ask neighbors and friends where your child plays if they have a gun and how they store it
If you have any doubts, invite children to play at your house
It is important that you also teach your child about gun safety
Tell them to:
Do not touch
Leave the area
Tell an adult
Contact local law enforcement agencies to ask about a free gun lock program