Gun Safety

Make Your Home Safe to Reduce Gun-Related Tragedies

  • 154 people die by guns on average in Nebraska every year.
  • Gun safety means doing more than simply putting a firearm in a drawer for anyone to find and accidentally shoot.
  • Lock up your guns to protect your family— your 3-year-old, your 17-year-old that’s secretly battling depression, and you.

 

Gun Safety Tips that Save Lives

  • Lock Up Your Gun
    If you own a firearm, it’s your responsibility to make sure it is unloaded and stored in a hidden place where kids and other people can’t accidentally find it. Avoid hiding it in a drawer or closet. Instead, lock it up in a cabinet, gun vault, or secure storage case.
  • Hide Key to Lock
    After you’ve locked up your unloaded gun in a safe, secure place, take the key and store it in a separate place. Hide the key in a place where you’ll remember where it is, but it’s not obvious to someone who comes across it.
  • Store Bullets Separately
    Find a separate place to store bullets away from your gun. That way, if a child or someone were to find the key and the gun, they still can’t use it.
  • Use Trigger Locks
    Trigger locks prevent a person from pulling the trigger of the firearm. They fit over the trigger guard of your gun and have a push-button keypad, combination, or a key that opens the lock.

 

Tips, Tools & Resources

If you’re looking for more tips and tools to help you on your parenting journey or as an ally of a young person, you’ve come to the right place. There are dozens of resources for you to use to help kids live happy and healthy lives.

This resource rich site also features ways for you to easily find local support, contact us and learn more about the Region V Systems.

SAMSHA/Garret Lee Smith grant/UNL Policy Center/Region V Systems

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