- Posted June 11, 2014 by
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Guns and children
Education on guns is key, not hiding them
To keep my guns away from the kids, I have biometric safes in my house where I store the guns so they don't have access to them when I am not around. Training proper gun safety with monitored handling is important.
Guns are no different than knives, chainsaws, power saws, etc....they are a tool where kids need to be taught safety and respect, and those lessons need to be re-enforced consistently. I know some people who keep guns away from their kids, never letting them see them or handle them, some of them not even knowing that the parent owns them. To me, this just adds to the allure of them when kids do encounter them. My boys were both taught that if they are ever had a friends house and their friend shows them a gun, that they are to leave and tell an adult. They both know they are never to handle a gun without an adult present. Again, just like they know to never use a chainsaw, a sharp knife, etc without adult supervision.