Firearm Safety

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Practice and encourage firearm safety to protect your children.
Air Date: 1/7/20
Duration: 13:24
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hillDr. David Hill is a hospitalist pediatrician at Goldsboro Pediatrics, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and Associate Medical Editor of Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, and he is an official spokesperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Hill lives, writes, and edits in Wilmington, NC with his wife Christy and a shrinking number of children.
Firearm Safety
Firearm ownership is hotly debated. No matter your opinion, it is imperative to keep children safe.

Firearm Safety Tips

  • Firearms should be locked in a child-proof manner with ammunition stored and locked separately.
  • Firearms should be unloaded when stored.
  • While your child may be trained in firearm safety, any visitors they bring into your home may not.
  • Always treat weapons as if they are loaded at all times.
Children are curious and don’t always have the best judgment.

Be mindful about weapon-like toys and non-powder weapons. They send projectiles through the air at various speeds. Make sure players are appropriately shielded around the face and eyes, and there should be adult supervision when these are in play.

Listen as Dr. David Hill joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss firearm safety tips.
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