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Keeping Children Safe around Guns

Florida law requires adults to ensure any guns they may own are kept out of the hands of children under the age of 16. Unfortunately, this is easier to order than to accomplish. Children are highly curious and are often more aware of their surroundings than adults realize. In addition, they do not always have a clear understanding of the differences between toy guns or fictional violence, and the serious threats posed by a real firearm.

If you own a firearm, you need to consider the safety of the children in your home. Even if you do not have children of your own, you can still be liable for injuries that result if any child gets a hold of your weapon. For more information about child injuries and adult liability, contact Jacksonville child injury lawyer Don Guthrie, P.A.

Tips for Parents

If you own one or more guns and have children in your home, it is very important to observe certain safety precautions. To make sure you are fully informed, you may want to enroll in one of the gun safety courses the National Rifle Association provides. You should also keep these basic tips in mind:

  • Be straightforward with your kids. If you lie about having a gun or where you keep it, they may find it on their own – without safety education from you.
  • Keep the ammunition in a separate place from the gun, preferably in a locked container.
  • Make sure your children understand that real guns are different from what they may see on TV, and can be deadly. Teach them to leave the room and find an adult if they ever find an unattended gun.

If you or your child has been hurt because a gun owner failed to follow correct safety procedures, you may want to contact a Jacksonville child gun injury attorney to discuss your grounds for legal action.

Contact Us

Jacksonville child gun injury attorney Don Guthrie, P.A. will work hard to get you the compensation you need for medical expenses more. Contact our offices at 904-296-1088.

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