Jahara and Lara M.

This story discusses Active-Duty Military, Kids in the Home, and Safe Storage.

We are an active-duty military family. We ensure our firearms are always stored securely in a locked safe that is only accessible to us. Our child does not know that we own guns. At no point can she, a friend, or any other individual gain access to them.

We know the tremendous responsibility that comes with gun ownership and realize the duty we have to use extreme caution. We understand that a firearm in the home is more likely to be used accidentally and cause harm. We believe in taking every safety measure available to ensure we never become a statistic. Our hope is that every gun, in every home, is treated as the deadly weapon that it is and all precautions are taken to prevent misuse.


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