Every year, children are hurt or killed in unintentional shootings, because guns are left out in the open, loaded and unsecured.
In this article, Justin Peters points out that these tragedies are not inevitable. They are the predictable result of criminally negligent behavior by parents and guardians. Simple gun storage rules, if followed, would stop the vast majority of unintentional child shootings in this country. Data show that enforcement of child access prevention laws correlates with decline in child shooting deaths.