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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:38 PM

Guns should not be kept in houses where children are present [View all]

I don't care how careful you are, we are all human, and we all make careless mistakes from time to time. Whether it's finding a set of keys, carelessly leaving the gun unlocked, or just sheer brute force, kids/teenagers manage to get ahold of guns all the time.

Perhaps gun ranges, National Guard armories, etc could set up a system whereby a gun owner could store their firearms and access them when they want to go hunting, target shooting, etc. Guns would be much safer from theft in these places, as these places tend to have very good security systems. You wouldn't have to worry about your kids somehow getting ahold of your gun and shooting themselves or someone else. You don't have to worry about little Johnny finding your gun and taking it to school for show-and-tell with his friends.

As far as home defense goes, if you have children in your house, you stand a much better chance of your kids getting ahold of your gun than you do some intruder breaking in.

Same thing would go for households with a resident who is mentally unstable, such as Adam Lanza. If you know that someone in your house is mentally unstable, you should NOT be keeping guns there.

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