Injury Prevention

Firearm Safety

One of the most tragic accidents in the home is death or injury due to a gunshot. If you have a gun in your home, please follow these rules:

  • Never leave a gun, loaded or unloaded, unattended for any reason. Always store guns in a locked cabinet, case or drawer.
  • Children can become confused and imitate the characters they see on television. Explain to your child that a gun is not a toy and can kill.
  • Always keep ammunition in a separate location from the gun.
  • BB guns can cause injury or death. BB guns are not toys and should only be used by an adult.
  • Teach children never to touch a gun and to tell an adult if they find one.
Last Update
January 29, 2008
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Last Update
January 29, 2008
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