There are too many guns ending up in the hands of young people these days that for one reason or another think it is cool to take their parents legally owned guns and show them off to their friends. Or the child is so distraught that they think that pulling a gun on someone will make them more popular or that it will give them a sense of being in charge. That these guns go off unintentionally in the hands of these youngsters, sometimes hurting themselves and sometimes hurting others seems to be a fact of life these days. Then we have the people who have mental problems who somehow get their hands on their parents legally owned guns. These people don’t necessarily know what they are doing and can not be blamed—the gun owner should be! Heck, even Dick Cheney unintentionally shot someone on a hunting trip. And all those people who end up dead because illegal guns were used in an apartment next door—the bullets go through the walls. Unintentional, but death or a gun shot wound is tragic all the same.
So, to conclude, if you are going to own a gun of any type—please lock it up-in a place no one but you can find it and double lock it into a gun safe where you are the only one who knows the combination or where the key is.
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