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Safe Gun Storage Can Prevent Tragic Accidents

by Holly Robinson July 21, 2010 10:46 PM
About ten days ago, a nine-year-old Los Angeles boy, looking for something to do, rummaged through a closet in his home. He found something he thought would be fun to play with -- a gun. The gun was loaded, and the boy wound up accidentally shooting and killing his two-year-old brother. According to a National Rifle Association brochure on gun safety, around half of all U.S. households contain at least one gun. Guns, whether loaded or unloaded, do not belong within the reach of children. Ammunition, likewise, should be stored out of reach. Children can be quite creative about finding ways to get items that have been stored on high shelves or locked drawers thought to be out of their reach. Consequently, the safest place to store a firearm, whether it is a hand gun, a shotgun, or a hunting gun, is outside the home, in a locked, secure facility. Tragic gun accidents illustrate one of the best uses of self storage -- to keep dangerous items out of the hands of children. [More]
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