Gun Safety and Kids

February 10th, 2011

gunsafety.jpgIn the eighth grade, a boy in my class died from a terrible in-home accident. He and his older brother were messing around with their father’s gun which had been left out in the open. Neither of them knew that the gun was loaded. The older brother jokingly aimed the gun at his younger brother’s head and pulled the trigger.

Needless to say, a few days later my classmate died in the hospital from the wound to his head. What continues to anger me to this day is that the accident was entirely preventable. Had my classmate’s father kept his gun properly stored in a gun safe, his children would not have been able to fool around with the loaded firearm. Every gun owner, whether or not there are children in the house, should properly store their weapons.

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