You may think your kids don’t know where your gun is located, but in fact, it’s likely that they do. One study showed that 41 percent of adolescents in gun-owning households report having “easy access” to the guns in their home.1
“Hiding” a gun in a closet or high shelf isn’t a secure way to store a firearm. And unintentional shootings and thefts are possible if children or other unauthorized persons find an unsecured firearm. Taking the step to secure your gun can go a long way to keep everyone in your home, vehicle and community safer—and could even save a life.
1Joseph A. Simonettet al., “Psychiatric Comorbidity, Suicidality, and In-Home Firearm Access Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescents,” JAMA Psychiatry, 72, no. 2 (2015): 152–59.