GUN SAFETY FOR KIDS
Since it’s often the other child who is injured or killed when a child plays with a gun, you don’t need to own a firearm yourself for your children to be a risk. Around half of all American households possess a gun, and a large number of these weapons are kept unlocked and loaded in an area accessible by children.
Many people bring a gun into their home “for protection,” not realizing that the odds of it being used in a tragedy are several hundred times greater than the odds of someone successfully using a gun in self-defense. This information will help you size up the risks and rewards of gun ownership, and provide tips to help keep you children safe around firearms, whether you choose to own a gun or not.