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For babies and toddlers, setting it on a high shelf should be sufficient. Also, choosing a pistol with a grip safety is a great move -- little hands simply don't have the span to hold it down properly while pulling a trigger (as opposed to "thumb safeties" which are buttons or switches easily manipulated by small hands before firing). Additionally, unlike ...


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Firearm safety must begin in the home. Your children will naturally emulate your behavior (especially what you do when you think they aren't looking). For formal instruction, I do not believe that there is anything to be gained for the first time firearm user from videos and other recorded media. Base firearm skills aren't just techniques, they are habits. ...


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The best advice I have heard is to teach your child how to safely use guns as early as possible. This takes away a lot of the curiosity that gets kids in trouble and teaches them how to properly and safely handle a gun if they ever come across one at, say, a friends house. Beyond that, if you want quick access for emergency use only, then a trigger lock ...


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Some sort of trigger lock renders the gun somewhat unusable while keeping it more "accessible" than when locked away in a safe. Without getting into the whole "guns in the home" safety issue, a locked gun should still be made inaccessible to children so not to teach them the mistaken belief that "that gun is okay to play with" because it is, supposedly, ...


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I'll let you know what the foster care regulations are for the state that I live in, then adapt them to something more usable. In order to assure perfect safety, a firearm should be protected by several layers. This include: Locking the gun in a safe Locking the ammo in a separate safe. Using a trigger lock on the gun (There are variants that require a ...


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In addition to education, you should consider whether there is an alternative to a firearm for fast-response emergency situations. For example, pepper spray can be quite effective in case of home invasion, and if a child finds and uses it on him or herself or someone else, they will recover. Alternatively, you can try to require a less-fast response: if ...



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