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August 10, 2013

Editorial: Firearm safety can start at home

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As most of us should know, unloaded firearms should be stored in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case. The location should be inaccessible to children. Ammunition should be stored, also in a locked location and separate from firearms.

Other tips can be found at www.projectchildsafe.org

Youth are naturally curious about firearms. If one is within reach or accessible, children and adolescents may be tempted to “play” with the firearm. It is the duty of parents, family members, even friends, to be sure that firearms are stored safely away from youth.

In summary The tragic accidental shooting death of 13-year-old Logan Armendariz points to the need for gun safety. Poll question Should doctors ask patients if they own firearms? Yes No Not sure

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