In the United States, we value our right to bear arms; however, it is also important to remember that we also need to take personal responsibility for ensuring the safety of our families in teaching them to use and care for guns with respect for their ability to harm, and/or kill.
It is extremely difficult, and some say, impossible, for a child to differentiate between play acting that you are killing someone, and actually killing someone. On television, in videos, and in movies, children see people being shot, and then getting up and walking as if nothing happened. From a child’s perspective, if they shoot someone intentionally, or accidentally, that person should simply get up and live.
Ways to Help Your Children Understand the Importance of Gun Safety:
- Talk to them about making sure they immediately leave the room if they see an unattended gun, and to never touch it themselves
- Teach them to immediately notify an adult if they know of someone picking up a gun, even if it means leaving the house, and notifying a nearby neighbor
- Talk to them about the difference between play acting and what actually happens in real life situations when someone is shot
- Teach them to act responsibly and have proper respect for guns if you personally have them in your home
- Remind them that while they might believe a gun is not loaded, it could possibly have a bullet they are not aware of, and to never point a gun at themselves or another person
Help for a Gun Accident in Tampa
If you, or a member of your family, have suffered injuries, or death due to a Tampa gun accident, contact Bryan Caulfield today for a free consultation to determine your rights to a fair and just compensation.