“Keeping a firearm in the home can also pose a risk of accidental injury or death to children. Children are naturally curious, and with all the violence they see on TV and in video games, many children look at firearms as being “cool” instead of a potentially deadly weapon that they should stay clear of.”
Gun Safety and Kids
The most important thing you can do is discuss guns and gun safety with your kids so they develop a proper understanding of firearms.
- Talk about the difference between guns in real life and guns in movies or video games.
- Explain that guns in real life cause real damage while guns in games and movies cause pretend damage.
- Remove the mystery surrounding guns by teaching kids as they get a older a healthy respect for them and the damage they can cause.
- Make rules about when and if older children are allowed to handle firearms. (For example, that they are only allowed to handle a gun with supervision from an approved adult in supervised environments like a shooting range.)
You should also specifically talk to kids about what to do if they find a gun (inside or outside the home). Develop a simple, firm plan they can follow any time they encounter a firearm…
Read more: https://www.asecurelife.com/gun-safety/