Gunning for safety

Firearm owners are expected to adhere to strict rules relating to possession of these deadly weapons.

Firearm owners are expected to adhere to strict rules relating to possession of these deadly weapons.

One of the regulations is to keep guns away from children and locked in a safe place.

Demonstrating the use of a firearm, as happened when a 12-year-old child accidentally killed a bodyguard at the mayor's home in KaNyamazane, Nelspruit, at the weekend, requires extreme caution.

The tragedy, which has shocked both families, is extremely unfortunate and has traumatised the boy who now has to live with the haunting memory.

Let's keep guns away from children. And, better still, let's keep them locked away in the safe at home.

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