As gun sales rise, experts have tips for safely keeping your weapon out of reach of children
Since COVID-19 first began spreading in the U.S., gun sales have reportedly risen 43%. Not only has he treated gunshot injuries in his years of experience, but he’s a gun safety expert who has worked with the American College of Surgeons to create a gun safety toolkit for parents. Letton said there is a gold standard for how to safely store firearms that he recommends for families with children in the home. Of those, only about 1/4 of those homes have guns stored in the safest fashion, and at least 1/4 (of gun owners) store guns that are completely loaded and unlocked. We can’t make the risk zero, but we can certainly make it better.”Prevention is vital when it comes to firearm injuries, and expertise in treating them is just as key should they occur.