It's important to talk to kids about the potential dangers of guns, and what to do if they find one.
Even though guns are featured in many television shows, video games, computer games and movies, it's important for your child to know that real guns are dangerous and can hurt or even kill someone.
If you allow your child to play with toy guns, you may want to use them to teach your child about safe gun handling. The color of the toy gun should not be modified as they can easily be confused with real guns and have tragic results.
You may also want to talk to your children about guns and violence teaching them that anger and fear can be expressed without striking out at other or using weapons. The most positive way to resolve conflict is to talk it out.
Tips on what you tell your child to do if they ever see or find a gun:
If you choose to keep a gun in your home, it’s important to always be a positive gun-safety role model for your children by storing and using guns safely and responsibly: