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In 1992 guns were the leading cause of brain damage in children next to automobiles In the year 2000 there are as many guns in this country as people over 250000 Over one--half of all households in the US have guns Did you know that in the United States a child is killed every two hours by a loaded gun This adds up to 14 children under the age of 20 that are killed every day The children that are not killed by guns will have serious brain damage which will cost 14000 per child to treat This amount is enough to pay for one year of private college Gun Safety There are several ways to stop this tragedy from happening in our communities The first is to teach our children what guns are and what guns can do Gun safety advocates preach that children should know gun safety at a young age The advocates say that there are four rules that children should use when they see a gun STOP DONT TOUCH LEAVE THE AREA TELL AN ADULT If a child does these steps successfully it would cut accidental shootings by 30 The next way to keep your children safe from guns is to keep your gun unloaded and ammunition locked separate When there is a loaded gun in the house it raises the rate for suicide and accidental shootings by 50 There are gun vaults that you can purchase for your firearm They come in all sizes from revolver to rifle There are some extremely sophisticated vaults out there One is the GV 1000 Standard Mini Vault It holds your gun in a little storage unit that has a tamper proof system You access the gun by a special no look finger key code If someone tries five times to open your safe and is unsuccessful a tamper-proof alarm goes off It also has a key entry for those who
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