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Letter: Parents should know it’s unsafe to have unsecured guns in home

Parents should know it’s unsafe to have unsecured guns in home

A letter writer in the April 16 paper posed the question about what would happen next if a pediatrician found out that a patient’s family had unsecured guns in the home.

Although I am not a pediatrician, but a social worker, I think I can answer that question. Were I that doctor, I would provide education on the dangers of unsecured firearms in the home, and offer education, options and/or training for securing those firearms.

Surely the letter writer didn’t think that the answer would be to go storming in and taking that family’s guns away? No one is seriously advocating for that.

I would urge the writer, if that was the case, to avail herself of broader sources of information.

Kevin Rainforth, LMSW

Orchard Park

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