Gun Makers to Put Child Safety Locks on Guns

John Bush jbush at POST.CIS.SMU.EDU
Mon Oct 20 05:28:06 MDT 1997


On Fri, 17 Oct 1997, Mike Wangsmo wrote:


> >Well, don't forget that it is extremely dangerous (and not
> >recommended) to put a trigger lock on a loaded weapon.  Kinda does
> >away with the need for having a gun to prevent criminals or to carry
> >with you, huh.
>
> I think the responsibility lies with the parental gun owner in preventing
> these problems.  I know it is really expecting a lot from parents to
> instruct their children about the dangers of loaded guns and all, but I think
> it must be done.
>
> I remember when I grew up Dad always had a loaded shotgun out of the gun
> cabinet and I also knew how dangerous it was.  Even as a small child, I had a
> fear of what my Dad would do if I even so much as acknowledged the mere
> presence of that loaded gun without him around.  I also was exposed at a very
> early age to hunting, so I had a tremendous amount of respect for what a gun
> can do to a living being.
>
> Just my $0.02 worth....
And I agree completely.  Of couse, the gun control activists will
attack you, but you are right.



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