Firearms in the Home CE355 FINAL 1-17.pdf

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1 of 2 Community Education Firearms in the Home One out of every three homes with children in the U.S. has a firearm. Many of these firearms are kept unlocked or loaded. Children and teens are at the greatest risk of unintentional deaths, injuries and suicides from firearms. Young children are naturally curious. They explore in drawers, cabinets and closets. Some older children and teens are attracted to firearms and see them as signs of power. Each year in Washington State, about 55 children are hospitalized and 38 die from firearm injuries. Most of these shootings occur in or around the home. Should I talk to my child about firearms? Yes! It’s better to talk about it before your child or teen comes across a firearm at home or somewhere else. Talk with your child about the risk of firearm injury in places they may visit or play. Explain that real firearms can kill or seriously injure people, unlike toy guns or firearms shown on TV, in movies or in video games. Teach your child that if they find a firearm they should leave it alone, leave the room and tell an adult right away. While this training
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  • Spring '19
  • shotgun, Firearm, Ammunition

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