Police Want to Make Sure the Public Keeps their Firearms Safe at Home

According to the CDC, 19 children are killed or injured every day due to gunshot wounds.

FARGO, N.D. —  If your family owns firearms, authorities want to make sure you store them safely.

This past weekend, a five–year–old boy accidentally shot his three–year–old sister in Deer Creek, Minnesota.

According to local authorities, the five–year–old got possession of the family’s .22 caliber rifle.

Officers say that keeping guns as secure as possible is only one part of preventing a tragedy.

“Just make sure that they are secured and they are unloaded,” said Officer Jessica Schindeldecker of the Fargo Police Department.  “Even if those guns aren’t loaded it’s a little safer; however, you want to talk to your kids too as well if you’ve got firearms in the home and you are going to have – if you’re using them – to make sure they understand gun safety.”

According to the CDC, 19 children are wounded or killed by gunshot wounds nationwide every day.

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