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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

Project ChildSafe – a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.