Gun Injuries and Children
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 16,000 children were injured by a firearm in 2005. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we are dedicated to the safety of all children. Adults should take steps to educate themselves and their children about the dangerous nature and safe handling of guns.
If you or a loved one has been in a gun incident involving a child, the Iowa personal injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help. Call us at 877-327-2600.
Gun Safety around Children
Children are naturally curious and may not always fully understand the difference between the fictional violence they see in cartoons, movies, and video games, and the real dangers of firearms. Any gun owner with children or any young visitors should educate themselves and their children about safety and firearms.
The state of Iowa requires that loaded firearms must be securely locked up and stored somewhere inaccessible to children. The adult owner of a gun is responsible if a child under the age of fourteen gains access to a loaded gun that is not properly stored.
Gun owners should keep guns unloaded and locked in a cabinet, with the ammunition stored in a separate area. Parents should talk to their children about gun safety, should explain the dangers of firearms, and should consider warning children if guns are present in the house.
Gun safety is an important concern. If you or a loved one has been involved in a situation involving children and guns, the personal injury attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 877-327-2600.