Gun control is being thrown around in the media frequently.
Gun control is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
But what about the children?
Gun control– which actually means gun safety— begins at home. It begins with teaching kids to respect the weapon, never play with it or point it at a person, always clean it after use, store ammo separately, and lock it for storage. Gun free zones aren’t gun-free just because someone put signs up. The signs succeed at only one thing: Ensuring that if someone does want to come in and do harm, they are guaranteed not to come up against someone who will be able to stop them.
If you don’t want your kids around guns, don’t keep one- but that doesn’t remove your responsibility to teach your kids gun safety.
You– not the government– MUST teach safe and responsible behavior around weapons. Every child should know how to disarm a gun. They must be able to tell at a glance if that safety is on or off. They need to understand how to behave in the vicinity of something that has the potential to end their life. Gun safety– not gun control– means being a responsible parent and teaching your child about guns. You don’t have to ever buy one or even shoot one to teach your child to be smart around them. Tragedy can strike when kids aren’t taught proper behavior with weapons AND with police.
If, on the other hand, you don’t mind them learning how to shoot, then let them shoot targets with a BB gun or take them out to play paintball or Airsoft. Good clean family fun! Giving up our right to bear arms will never be an option.