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Guns are common in our society. Even if you've never seen a gun in person, you've probably seen them in video games, TV shows, and movies. If your family has a tradition of hunting, or if you go to shooting ranges or gun clubs, you may have direct experience with guns. Whether you have used a gun or not, it's good to think about safety. And it's important to understand that curiosity about guns can lead to deadly injuries.
Wherever there are guns, there can be unintended shootings. This is more likely in households where guns aren't stored properly.
As a teen, you have more freedom than younger children. But you also have more responsibility. If there are guns in your home, make sure they're stored safely to protect you, your family, and your friends.
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Adaptation Date: 3/2/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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