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The Gun in the Nightstand

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Far too often guns are improperly stored where kids can get at them. Often, unlocked and loaded, they end up in the hands of children, resulting in the injury or death of the child, a playmate, or a family member.

In this article, writer Renee Graham relates how she found the gun in her home and played with it when she was a kid. Thankfully no one was harmed. She concludes with a powerful call to pass child access prevention laws to stop these tragedies.…