Fort Worth, Texas ,
13
November
2018
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06:58 PM
America/Chicago

How do children act when they find a gun?

NBC CharlotteIt's the kind of thing that keeps parents awake at night: Kids playing with guns. But this isn't your typical gun safety program. WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina profiles the Aim for Safety program at Cook Children's. 

About Aim for Saftey

When firearms are in your house, we must take certain steps protect our children from accidental shootings.

This is not about whether guns are right or wrong. It's about protecting our children.

"It won't happen to us" is a common theme among children and accidental injuries such as gun shootings.

However, the numbers tell a different story. In 2017, there were at least 26 children ages 0-11 in the state of Texas alone that were accidentally killed because a gun was not safely locked away.

One out of every three homes with children in the U.S. has a gun. In Texas, 36% of adults have a household firearm, and over 199,000 children currently live with unlocked loaded firearms in their home.

For more information on how to protect your child, visit the Aim for Saftey website by clicking here.