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Back to School Safety Tips

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Back to School Safety Tips Monroe County TN

Back to School Safety Tips from Sheriff Tommy Jones:

Gun Safety 101

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The fundamental rules for safe gun handling are:

  1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
    This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.

Parent’s Guide to Gun Safety

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The Parents’ Responsibility

In a home where guns are kept, the degree of safety a child has rests squarely on the child’s parents.

Parents who accept the responsibility to learn, practice and teach gun safety rules will ensure their child’s safety to a much greater extent than those who do not. Parental responsibility does not end, however, when the child leaves the home.

According to federal statistics, there are guns in approximately half of all U.S. households. Even if no one in your family owns a gun, chances are that someone you know does. Your child could come in contact with a gun at a neighbor’s house, when playing with friends, or under other circumstances outside your home.