For Parents: Gun Safety Checklist
How careful are you when handling guns? Your child will look to you as a role model. You need to act safely.
Follow these rules:
Never point a gun at anyone, even if you know the gun is unloaded. It is not a toy.
Get training on the proper use, storage, and maintenance of any gun you own.
Keep a trigger lock on your gun. Treat all guns as if they’re working and loaded.
Keep guns and ammunition locked in separate locations.
Can you check off each of the following?
☐ I have spoken to my child about what to do if he or she sees a gun.
☐ If I own a gun, I have had proper training on how to use, care for, and store it.
☐ I keep my gun stored in a locked location and store the bullets in a separate locked location.
☐ I set a good example for my child on the safe use and handling of guns.
☐ I keep a gun log book. I write down when I talk with my child about guns. I also record when I maintain my gun or buy any new gun.
May 01, 2018
Firearm injuries in children: Prevention, Up To Date
Adler, Liora C., MD,Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP