Why guns should be beyond the reach of children
Children should never be allowed to hold guns because they are not matured to do so. We could have guns for security purposes but it should not be within the reach of children.
Some parents make the mistake of allowing their children get access to guns, which should be totally discouraged.
Below are few reasons why children should not get access to guns
They could harm themselves
Generally, children do not know how to handle and operate guns except if they are taught. If a child sees a gun lying around carelessly, there is a chance that they will want to play around with it.
More so, the movies and cartoons children watch these days have guns and other weapons featured in them.
Hence, when children see these guns, they might want to practice what they see on the television or the internet, and inadvertently injure themselves.
They could harm other people
Asides from harming themselves, children could harm other people. For instance, some children could take the guns to school and show their classmates. In the process of figuring out how the gun works, anyone could get shot.
They could become more violent
Some children can be so smart to the point that they won’t let you know they have access to the guns.
When you are not available at home, they go to where the gun is and practice with it. Some of them become violent in the process as they see what people on the media do with guns.
Parents are advised to always look out for their children especially if they have guns around. Children have become so smart and curious in this digital age that they want to try everything they lay eyes and hands on.
Therefore, if you are keeping a gun for security purposes, you must never let your child come near it. Better still, you can prevent your child from knowing you have a gun so that they would not search for it in your absence.