Child Safety: Guns and Firearms - Topic Overview
Small children, even some 1-year-olds, are able to pull the trigger on a
gun. Also, older children or adults can mishandle guns or firearms and
injure others. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents to
avoid keeping guns and firearms. If this is not possible, guns and firearms
should be kept away from children and stored:1
- Locked in a secure
location, with the keys hidden.
- With the safety device on.
- Separate from