Hooray! Summer is finally here! It’s time for picnics on the beach or at the park, camping trips, or just hanging out and relaxing as a family. The kids are out of school of course, and with June being National Safety Month now is an ideal time to give a few reminders and tips on how to keep your precious children safe around fire arms this summer.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the warm summer months are the peak time for family target shooting expeditions. Shooting is a great way to spend quality time together and sharpen aiming skills: and it’s a whole lot of fun too! Before every target shooting session, be sure to go over the four basic rules of gun handling safety with your kids: even if they are experienced teens. A little refresher course never hurts:
The best role model for responsible gun ownership, storage, and handling is YOU. Kids watch your every move, so don’t have one set of rules for you and a separate one for them: such a practice sends mixed messages and will not reinforce the safe gun handling lessons you’re trying so hard to teach. `
Bottom line: With kids home from school, it’s wise to keep your guns stored in Gun Vault gun safes whenever firearms are not in use; and now is the time to teach and re-teach the sound basics of gun handling. Happy summer!