- If you keep a handgun in your home, always keep it unloaded and locked up!
- Always lock and store bullets separately from your gun. Young children can figure out how to load a gun.
- Keep a gun lock on your gun after it is unloaded. Gun locks are excellent devices when used in combination with other safety habits. Gun locks can provide a false sense of security. All it takes is forgetting to lock a gun just one time. Or leaving the key where a child can find it. Always be diligent when using a gun lock. Always double check to make sure that it is locked at all times.
- Make sure children don't have access to the keys to gun locks and gun and ammunition storage areas.
- Even if you don't own a gun, talk with your children about the danger of guns and what to do if they find one while playing or at a friend's house.
- Explain to your children that guns are dangerous and that they should never touch them.
North Carolina General Statute - Weapons on education property (NCGS 14-269.2)*
North Carolina General Statute - Storage of firearm to protect minor (NCGS 14-315.1)*
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