It is estimated that guns are in one-third to one-half of US homes. Although most of these guns are purchased for safety reasons, a firearm at home can injure or kill a family member or friend just as well as an intruder.
If you choose to keep a gun at home, you need to be aware of the risks to your family and others who visit your house. Safe gun storage and handling will eliminate or minimize the potential for unintentional death, injury or damage caused by improper handling of firearms.
- The National Rifle Association Gun Safety Rules - "The fundamental NRA gun safety rules"
- Kids Health for Kids Gun Safety - An article directed at children on what to do if they see a gun and how to behave when around guns
- Gun Safety Teams - Tips on how to keep your child safe from guns