The following are some gun safety tips and resources:
Keep your guns in a safe and secure place, especially out of the reach of small children.
Educate yourself on being a gun owner – take a gun safety class. Classes are available in most counties.
Educate your children about guns – what to do if they find one or what to do if someone is playing with a gun in their vicinity.
Use a gun lock or gun safe to safety secure firearms.
Make sure parents and caregivers "Just Ask" if there is a gun where their child plays or is going to stay.
Know the laws of your state regarding gun ownership. Most states, have laws that if you fail to safely store your firearms, you could pay a price.
If you want to dispose of a gun call your local sheriff or police department and they will be able to safely dispose of it.
For more information on Gun Safety, please visit the following websites or contact:
National Rifle Association - http://www.nrahq.org/education/guide.asp
Asking Saves Lives- http://www.askingsaveskids.org/
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - http://www.bradycampaign.org/about-gun-violence
Safekids Wordwide- http://www.safekids.org/tip/gun-safety-tips
If you are a resident of Durham County, NC and need a FREE gun lock please contact- The Durham County Gun Safety Team Coordinator with the Durham County Department of Public Health – Joanie Ross firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 560-7765