What would your child do if they found a gun? Hopefully you’ll never have to find out. But as one of our pediatricians mentions below, parents tend to overestimate how safely their kids might behave.
In the summer of 2023, two Minnesota boys died in separate unintentional shootings. One was 12. The other was 3. Unintentional shootings — and many suicides of young people — could be prevented if adults would follow a few simple safety measures.
I’ve invited two Children’s Minnesota pediatricians to share what those measures are, as well as the consequences when people don’t follow them.