Owning a gun is a constitutional right in the United States. However, possessing a firearm doesn’t go without responsibility. 500 people die from unintentional gun injuries every year, more than four times any other high-income country.
Teenagers are at high risk for unintended gun death. Self-harm using a firearm is likely to be carried out with a family member’s firearm. These cases are commonly attributed to unsafe gun practices by a parent. When a parent keeps their gun available and loaded, it removes the barrier between thought and action.
Gun insurance rewards safe practices, like a gun safe or trigger lock, by lowering costs. A simple gun lock can prevent 30 percent of unintentional deaths.
Infographic Source: https://www.usinsuranceagents.com/gun-liability-insurance/