In light of the shooting of a Roseburg family by their 16-year-old foster son, it's raising a lot of awareness about how to keep firearms out of the hands of minors.
Most research shows that the best way to do that is to keep guns in a lock box or safe.
Since guns spend most of the time at home, it's important to make sure children are unable to access them.
If you're interested in getting a safe, get ready to spend a lot of money, since safes range from $300 to $2,500. Smaller firearms can fit in lock boxes, which are a more affordable option.
Make sure the gun is unloaded and stored properly, and store the ammunition in a separate location from the firearm.
Many websites also suggest the importance of educating your children on gun safety. Make sure they know that it's not a toy; it's a deadly weapon that must be handled with extreme caution.
Project Child Safe provides a search engine for finding local law enforcement agencies in your community that offer free gun safety kits.
For more information, you can visit their website http://www.projectchildsafe.org/safety/safety-kit/Oregon.
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