Texas Leads the Country in Unintentional Shootings by Children.
The year is just halfway over with and already, there have been 22 shootings involving children using an unsecured firearm. Two of these incidents happened in San Antonio. This increase of gun owner irresponsibility have people calling for gun safety measures. Some parents are even asking others if their guns are locked up before agreeing to play dates.
To be clear, these are not incidents of teenagers misusing firearms. These are children ranging from 2 to 8. Loaded guns are being left around them on tables, and dressers. When the children go to pick them up, they end up seriously injuring themselves and even die.
What can we do about it?
If you are a gun owner, be sure to educate your child to not touch any firearm without your supervision and permission. You should also be sure you have your firearms locked up around children. Even if you think that a child can’t reach your gun, it’s better to be safe and lock it in a gun cabinet or wherever you secure your firearms. It’s never a good idea to leave a loaded weapon around anyone who has no experience with them.
It is legal for gun owners to keep or store a loaded firearm and keep it readily accessible for self-defense. Gun owners are given information about gun safety and storage when they buy guns, and when they undergo training for a license to carry. However, it’s important to know that you can be charged with criminal negligence if a child gets access to a loaded firearm where the owner knew that child could gain access to it
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