A Better Mid-South: Gun safety - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A Better Mid-South: Gun safety

Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

Recently, a 4-year-old in Memphis accidentally shot and killed himself after finding his father's gun loaded and unlocked.

When this happens, and unfortunately it has happened too many times in the Mid-South, we are quick to blame someone or something.

We can't blame the gun. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

I, like a lot of you, may be hesitant to blame the father or the parents, because often we as parents can't imagine the pain they are going through.

So what can we do?

Let this be a wake up call. Be a responsible gun owner and make sure you are doing what you can to protect your children, your family.

Thursday on WMC Action News 5 at 10, Kontji Anthony will give you expert advice on the answer -- gun locks. But, not just any gun lock. You need to get the right kind of gun lock.

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