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Firearm Safety

With safe handling, secure storage and education, many firearm deaths and injuries can be prevented. Whether we have a gun in our home or not, we all have a responsibility regarding firearm safety.

Creating a safer community: Do your part:

  • Always assume a firearm is loaded.
  • Never point a firearm at anyone, even if you think it is unloaded.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  • Secure all firearms in your home and vehicle. Hiding is not securing.
  • Secure firearms and ammunition separately.
  • Model safe firearm handling and safety for others.
  • Educate your family and children about firearm safety.
  • Talk to other parents about how firearms are secured in your home before your children have a playdate or sleepover.
  • Remove firearms from the home if you are concerned about someone living there with a history violence, depression or who has threatened suicide.
  • Contact your local law enforcement to find out about programs to get rid of an unwanted firearm in your area.

Firearm safety resources

American College of Surgeons
Be SMART

BeSmartForKids.org

Project ChildSafe

ProjectChildSafe.org – a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.