Gun safety saves lives.
It's not only the parents who's gun safety mistakes can put guns in the hands of unwitting minors, with fatal results. The report Innocents lost explores multiple cases of gun negligence around the home, most often where a weapon had been left loaded and unattended.
The police are also know to occasionally commit fatal gun safety mistakes which cost lives as well. In fact, in recent news, a firearms instructor who was training police officers at a gun range, fatally shot a PA state trooper in the chest by accident.
A recent article gives some great guidelines on how to prevent gun-related injuries and fatalities:
Universal background checks:
Before hiring gun instructors or personnel who will be handling guns, make sure to do a thorough background check from competency and a clean criminal record.
Proper gun storage:
“A legally owned gun, if not stored properly and available to someone else in the home, particularly a child, can be a tragedy waiting to happen.” Annually, 2,700 children die from gun-inflicted wounds – 68% of these incidents are directly caused by improper home gun storage.
Prevent this tragedy by using a safe and secure gun storage solution:
CQRiT® gun lockers are state of the art – it's virtually impossible for your children to open them. Our safes are secured by a range of authorization methods from fingerprint scanning to PIN and ID verification, as well as other authorization methods. All access to your ® gun safe is logged so that you'll know exactly who opened the safe and at what time and date.
Do you need to grant access to friends? You can grant permanent or temporary access to users, and have the safe automatically revoke access at a future time. This is perfect, not just for personal gun owners, but for police and security organizations as well. Police departments and security company's can temporarily grant access to temporary officers or security guards without risking future mismanagement of firearms.