Article about Shootings in my area.
In recent weeks 3 children in the greater Seattle area have been shot by themselves or other children. I believe in the right to own firearms but I don't think that makes it wise.
I used to own half a dozen guns but when my son got old enough to be interested I was not in a place to purchase a totally secure gun locker so I sold the guns. Now that I am back in Washington State were there are lots of good places to go shoot I sometimes wish I still had those guns. Until I read in the papers or hear on the news of another child killed by a gun someone thought was secure but was not.
The shooting of the police officer's child is from my town. It is connected to my church via fire department friends. - A police officer is extraordinarily well trained in handling a fire arm and yet his little girl is dead, shot by her sibling. Non of them will ever be the same again.
As I prayed about this in church last Sunday there was weeping in the congregation.
Can not emphasize enough the need to keep guns totally secure. This will probably reduce how well they could protect you but a child or grandchild's life is not worth it.