There was a time a few years ago when hubby and I would go to the province to learn how to shoot. It was important, they say to learn to shoot… for self-defense. The only gun I ever learned to carry and fire is a 9mm beretta.
There was a cnn report that caught my attention. It is about a boy who accidentally shot himself on the head after he found his parents’ forgotten gun in a closet. While owning and actually learning how to shoot a gun is good for self-defense, I am now having doubts with regards to its safety. As parents, we could not be with our children 24 hours a day to ensure their safety or guard their curiosity. It may take a lot of safety education for the minors to understand the importance and implication of playing with a gun but is the effort enough to make sure that they won’t play with it and hurt themselves in the process?