Heartbreaking Story About a Three Year Old

Heartbreaking Story About a Three Year Old

 

 

 

 

While watching the news, there was a heartbreaking story about a three-year old that some how found a hand gun in the house and shot himself.  He died in the arms of his mother, on the way to the hospital.   I can only imagine the pain the family is going through and while it was an accident, it could have been prevented.

Many families have hand guns in their homes for protection but guns should be locked and stored in a safe place especially when young children are around. Owning a hand gun is a huge responsibility to all gun owners.

 

There are many types of gun locks available and some are even available for free at your local police department. Pistols can be stored in a gun case, locked with a cable around the case and secured around something stationary.  There are also trigger locks that attach around the trigger.

Children will always be inquisitive and leaving a hand gun in a drawer or on top of a cabinet is like an open invitation for a child to reach for it.

Besides gun and trigger locks, children should also be taught about the danger of guns as soon as they are old enough to understand. These are some helpful tips for gun owners.

Make sure unattended firearms are stored unloaded.

Lock your firearms with gun locks, trigger locks and lock boxes.

Store all firearms where children can’t find or reach them.

Teach children, even the very young, to not touch a gun under any circumstance.

Teach a child that if they do find or see a gun to go tell an adult right away.

My heart goes out to the family of this precious little Angel.

 

These are a variety of locks available that are easy to use and a necessity, especially if children are in the home.

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Martha Demeo

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. Brenda Fluharty says:

    What a sad story but like to said, it could have been prevented. Hand guns should be locked away especially with households with small children.

  2. Martha says:

    Unfortunately this happens to many times. My hubby and I both have CWP and when anyone come over, children or adults, we lock our hand guns up. Hopefully my post will help get the word out to remind people with children. Thanks for stopping by Brenda.

  3. Andria Perry says:

    So sad. Education is the best! let the child learn what they can do and then put them away.

  4. Martha says:

    That is so true Andria. When our girls were young, we taught them how to shoot and all about gun safety, same with some of our grands. If young children are shown the handgun and then explained to never touch them, no matter how young, they can learn they are very dangerous. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Alana says:

    It goes without saying that guns should be locked away from young children, and that any child in a house with guns should have training from an earliest age that a gun is never to be touched. Gun safety truly begins in all gun owning homes. My father in law and son were/are both responsible gun owners, although I myself have never owned one.

  6. Martha says:

    Such a tragedy but could have been easily prevented Alana. I feel that children, whether there are guns in their home or not, should be taught gun safety and to never touch them. A few years ago a little boy in our neighborhood was visiting a friend and there was a gun left in sight. One boy shot the other while they were handling the gun. Another sad story that could have been prevented. Thanks for visiting Alana.

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