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If you keep a gun in your home, it's important to do so safely. Storing and handling guns safely can help protect you and those around you. This is especially important anytime children or teens are in your home.
Having a gun in your home increases the risk of accidents. This risk is greater if you or anyone in your home has stress, conflict in the home, or thoughts about hurting themselves or others.
Here are some things you can do to be safe with guns.
Do not keep guns in your home if you or anyone else in your home is depressed, stressed, or angry or feels like they want to hurt themselves or others. Ask a friend or family member to take the guns out of your home and keep them away from you until you and the other people in the home feel better.
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Current as of: March 2, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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