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R.S. Police Dept. Providing Free Firearm Safety Kits to Residents

 

January 10, 2019

Photo by Rick Boston

Roaring Spring Police Chief Gregory Wyandt and Cpl. Lance Morris show the gun safety kits available free to gun owners. Kits can be picked up at the Roaring Spring Police Department.

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a child will find a loaded gun in his home today and pick it up. That gun will discharge and either kill or seriously wound the child.

The CDC estimates that in the United States, eight children per day are victims of what is known as “family fire,” an accidental shooting from an unsecured firearm in the home.

According to the CDC, in 2016, the latest year data is available, improperly secured handguns in the home were responsible for the accidental shooting of 3,000 children, o...



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