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Damn, this is creepy:

“Family fire”… I see what you did there.  Holy they did a nice job on their fancy website, I’ll say that.

The website advocates safe storage and education, however they also advocate storing your ammo and gun separately.  They also have a lot of “facts” in their campaign tool kit which I’m not 100% sure are accurate and not meant to mislead. I find it hard to believe that guns are the #2 cause of death among children. Why don’t these places cite the actual source? Also, why are they lumping injured in with killed? Seems like an effort to inflate the issue. If you pulled a stat of all kids that were “injured or killed” by vehicles, swimming pools, knives etc… the number would be incredibly massive due to the “injury” part of it.

I don’t know the back story of this organization (anti-gun? sort of pro-gun? I lose track of all these “safety” efforts), but part of their message seems to be OK. It’s like that will all these places though. They basically advocate for some of the same things us pro-gun people stand for, but then the end result is “ya basically you should have your ammo in one safe, and your gun in the other, and let your family doctor set the code and only let you get the codes on request once your deemed in a good mental state and absolutely in need of the gun for a valid self defense or recreational reason.” Cool story bro. Make sure you tell the guy breaking into your home RIGHT NOW that.

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Seems to be a lot of safety specific groups and a lot of talk about gun safety lately.  The latest effort I blogged about before today was the post about EvolveTogether.us yesterday in which the reaction in the comments educated me on them a bit.

This video:

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and The Advertising Council, Inc. (Ad Council) have created a Safe Firearms Storage public education campaign to encourage firearms owners to store firearms safely by locking them up where children, at-risk youth, potential thieves, and those who intend to harm themselves or others, cannot access them.  The ad campaign also asks firearms owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local law enforcement immediately. (Source)

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think kids should have access to firearms if you haven’t educated them on the dangers of them.  What good is a locked up gun though if you’re keeping it around for home defense purposes?  Sure not EVERY home defense scenario is going to require you need millisecond access to your gun, but that’s not the point.   This is an issue which is going to have different solutions for every family.  Judging by what I see on the internet, hundreds of kids aren’t dying every day from curiosity related gun incidents but regardless if things like this can be prevented by education and telling your kid (who hopefully listens to you) “DO NOT TOUCH THE GUN IN MY DRESSER DRAWER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.”  The predicament though is that guns are cool… we know this and kids know this.

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Hat tip: Marc

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