Whether you own a gun or not, gun safety is a crucial point to tell your children. This is because gun safety is not only limited at the home. Children play a lot and they do visit their friends within the neighborhood in order to play with them. It is possible for them to come in contact with the gun of the parents of their friends when they visit them for a play. If you have talked to them about gun safety, they will definitely know what to do when such a thing happens or when their friends bring out their parents' gun. This is why it is important for you to talk to your children about gun safety when they are out of the home. Here are some of the gun safety precautions outside the homes to take.
Find out if they know any of their friends' parents that has a gun
It is possible for your children to know parents of their friends that have guns. This is because children normally talk about what their parents have as they play with each other. So, their friends might have told them that their parents have a gun. This is a probability but there is no need to assume that their friends' parents have no gun or that if they have guns, they might have spoken to their children about gun safety. It is not every parent that has time to talk about gun safety to their children. So, you have to find out from then if they known any of their friends' parents that have gun.
Talking with their friends' parent about gun safety
If they tell you, then you have to tell the parents of their friends to talk to their children about gun safety. The idea of talking this over with them may sound awkward but you should not shy away from that or be afraid to talk about such a topic with another parents. There is nothing wrong with such a topic. Besides, any responsible adult will see reasons with you and will be pleased to talk about such a topic with you. If the parents of your children's friends are not willing to talk about the topic and they have guns at home, they you should consider asking your children not visit their friends again or playing in their home. Explain the reason for that to them and they will definitely understand you.
Tell you children to call their teacher's attention if they see child with gun in school
Nowadays, children are greatly abused in many ways by ill-minded adults. Some adults brainwash children and use them to perpetrate many violent actions. So, it is advisable to enlighten your children about this and tell them what they will do if they notice any of their friends whether in school or any other place going with guns and other dangerous weapons.
Warn them about the use of BB and non-powdered gun
There is no regulation on BB (ball-bearing) and other non-powdered gun such as paintball and pellet guns in most nations. However, they can be dangerous especially when they are not properly handled. Warn your children not to point it at any person if you allow them to use. Such guns should be used by older children or adolescent within 16 years of age and below. You should also provide them with protective eye wear because such gun can cause traumatic eye injuries.