Safe storage of firearms and ammunition

gun and ammunition storageOne out of three homes in the U.S. with children has guns. Unfortunately, many of those are not stored properly.

As physicians invested in the care of children in our communities, my colleagues and I wondered what factors contribute to the problem. It turns out that part of the reason for improper storage may be that parents looking for information about firearm storage don’t have access to complete information.

When a parent searches the internet to learn about how to store guns and ammunition, what information do they find?

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Confessions of a Gun Safe Mom

A mom’s perspective on unlocking the gun accessibility conversation

I am a mother.
I am a former elementary school teacher.
I married into a family of sportsmen.
I am the parent of a child with special needs.
I am the sister of a boy shot in a school-related shooting by an emotionally disturbed classmate 27 years ago.
I am a parent who found out her child was in an unfamiliar home with an unlocked firearm.
I should know better, and I am devastated.

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