Causes of Firearm Accidents

According to CDC (Centers for Disease Control ), about 45,222 people die every year because of firearms. The most important reasons for people dying or getting injured by a firearm include, homicides, suicides, and accidental discharge.

The most common causes of firearm accidents include;

Lack of Expertise

A majority of firearm accidents take place because the one firing the gun doesn’t have experience handling a gun before, and this is probably the main reason why most accidental shooting victims are younger than 25. Everyone planning to own a gun should take a weapon training course before acquiring a gun.

Inadequate Storage

Another important cause of firearm accidents is inadequate storage of guns. People should invest in purchasing high-quality gun safes to make sure that children and other people who’re not permitted to process firearms don’t have access to them.

Intoxication

Excessive alcohol intake or any other addictive substance intoxicates a person and affects their ability to coordinate and make a decision. It also affects their vision and other senses. If you’re a gun owner, make sure that no one uses it when they’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Accidental Discharge

You should never rest your finger on the trigger when you don’t intend to shoot because most triggers are extremely sensitive and a little pressure on them can result in accidental discharges. Besides, accidental shootings also occur when children get access to guns. Again, gun owners will be held accountable if an accident takes place because of a child’s access to the gun.

 

High-Quality Gun Safes and Accessories

 

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If you want to do something about the increasing number of firearm accidents, always remember that charity begins at home. You first need to be careful about your own guns and their safety, to make sure that nothing awful happens because of your firearms. At Titan Vault, we offer premium DOJ Approved gun safes, to our clients.  Our gun safes are durable and come with a Lifetime Warranty. If you’re concerned about your family’s and friends’ safety, our safes can help you protect your family while getting quick and easy access in a tight situation.

Feel free to reach out to our team today for more information.

Disclaimer: The information provided in the content above is only meant for educational purposes and shouldn’t be used as a substitute for legal advice. 

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