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How do I keep my guns safe from children?

It is also important fact to remember that children are curious by nature. Parents should be careful not to frequently talk about household weapons (avoiding sensationalism of gun ownership) and weapon location within the home in their child's presence. Ideally, with straight talk about gun safety, your child will be deterred from looking for weapons when they find an opportune time to do so. However, parents must be even more responsible by ensuring that weapons are inaccessible to their children who may on a whim decide to ignore parental instructions. In many incidents involving accidental shootings carried out by children, parents are in shock and disbelief at their child’s acquisition of the weapon.

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