Injuries resulting from lack of Gun Safety
Gun injuries that come from lack of gun safety are most likely accidental injuries or deaths. 1 of 3 times that an accidental
injury occurs it is do to lack of gun safety. A common mistake that many victims have made is that they handle a firearm before
they even know how to use it. Which makes the percent of injury or death occuring go up by 30%. Here are some common situations
leading to gun injuries:
- When a small group of people are in one of their homes they decide to look at the guns they have. Some of the people
there have never handled a gun therefor they dont know gun safety. While handling one of the guns the un experienced handler
causes the gun to go off.
- Handling firearms while intoxicated or while using mind altering drugs is a major cause. As an example you imagine
to people (adults or children) that are intoxicated. They are firing the guns and one shoots the other by accident. This incodent
occurs in 20% of the accidental shootings in the United States per year.