posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 10:36 PM
I will post a quote from a thread I started back in 26-8-2011
Another thing I have noticed that kind of supports that idea. All of the child shooting incidents I have ever heard of involve a child that
has had heavily restricted access (or no access at all) to a gun up until the day he finds his parent’s pistol in the sock drawer.
The factors that leads up to that disaster are……..
He has never seen a real one, and doesn’t know that there is a real one in the house.
When he finds one, he doesn’t know that it’s real, and possible thinks it is just like all his other toy guns.
He will be intensely curious about it because it’s something he has never seen before.
He will want to show all his friends because he knows all his friends have never seen one.
Thus, curiosity will lead to tragedy.
Like clock work. It happens again and again.
Keeping your children ignorant of the dangers in the house is asking for them to get hurt. You teach your child to not stick their hand on the hot
wood stove. Same as you should show your child what the gun is, so they will know what it is should they ever run across it while you are not home,
and you should teach them that it is just as dangerous as anything else that could hurt or kill them in the house.
If your child finds a knife, does he run up and stick it in the chest of his friend? No, because you have educated him on what a knife is, and that it
will hurt someone if they are stuck with it.
The same should apply to a gun.
Educate your children on the dangers. Do not keep them ignorant hopping that they never find a gun in real life before you finally get around to
telling them about all dangers of the weapons you have been hiding from him.