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Experiment Shows Differences Between Children With Guns in the Home and Those Without
By Adrian Mojica Friday, February 26th 2016
An experiment held in Texas by police officers and parents had some interesting findings.
Police put a fake gun which could not be fired in a room and then let eight children into the room. It took a child just 15 seconds to find the gun. With parents and law enforcement watching, the children were passing the fake weapon around, aiming it and attempting to shoot it.
While the result might not be surprising to most, the children who didn't touch the weapon were children whose families have guns inside the home and have explained the dangers and responsibilities of guns.
Differences Between Children With Guns in the Home and Those Without
originally posted by: CB328
So the obvious, intelligent conclusion is not to have guns if you have children. That is more effective and makes a lot more sense.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
In my firearms class, the instructor warned to always check a gun's breach for a live round, no matter WHO handed it to you.
Then they called a kid up to the front on a different premise to handle the gun. Just after the kid took it, the instructor said "whoa", grabbed the gun and opened the bolt....out popped a (dummy) round. As it clanged on the floor we were all silent.
That lesson worked.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
We have guns.
I've had kids (most grown now).
Guns are locked up, and so is the ammo. Keys are with me at all times.
Just like dangerous cleaners or prescription drugs: Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.
Problem solved. No over reacting or knee jerk crap laws needed.