posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 03:23 PM
a reply to: projectvxn
I absolutely agree with your assessment of firearms safety and the pure carelessness involved in these deaths. Though, I do suspect that the old "I
was cleaning it and it just went off, officer. I can't believe I killed my spouse" line is delivered with a wink and a nod and a life insurance
There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that firearms should be left or stored in any place accessible to children. And neither should they be stored
loaded unless meant for rapid emergency access.
There are plenty of easy-access safety storage options which prohibit children from obtaining the weapon. From lock boxes that mount to the bottom of
a bed frame and require a 4 button sequence to open, or even personal biometrics, to safes with fingerprint readers that can be opened in seconds.
And anyone who attempts to clean a weapon without clearing and stripping it first kind of deserves to take themselves out of the general pool. But not