Every gun I own is always locked up, unless it’s on my hip or I’m taking a rifle or shotgun to the shooting range. I have a one-year-old daughter who gets into everything, and I obviously don’t want her accessing any of my guns.
Recently, a New Jersey man left his .22 rifle unlocked in his home. The man’s 4-year-old son found the rifle and accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old friend with it. The New Jersey man has been charged with child endangerment and he's rejected a plea bargain that would have sent him to prison for seven years. Now, the man is going to trial and faces up to 15 years in prison.