Category Archives: Gun & Firearm Safety and Injuries

Summer is Full of Dangers, Injuries, and Death for Children in Florida and the Rest of the Nation

Statistics and current events prove that the idle months of summer pose the highest risk of danger to North Florida children’s safety. Drowning and gun accidents are on the top of the list for fatal threats. Fortunately, both instances are preventable and education is the key. According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida reported the highest number of drownings for children under the age of 5 than any other state in the United States. Recent headlines demonstrate this danger; four children nearly drowned in pools from June 16-21 in Palm Beach County. As such, it is a responsible question … Continue reading

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Don’t Fire Guns in Air to Celebrate – Dangers to Others – Man Suffers Gun Shot Wound from Falling Bullet in Bradenton Florida

A man from Manatee County, Florida, was apparently shot and sustained personal injuries by some celebratory gun fire on New Year’s Eve. The wounded man was identified as Robert Benafield, 36, of Bradenton, Florida. Benafield was in his backyard just before midnight when he suddenly felt a pain on the right-side of his body near his hip. Benafield went into the house to examine his pain and realized he had been shot. According to deputies the bullet entered into Benafield’s body about two inches above his hip and traveled down about five inches. Benafield told deputies he had heard gunfire … Continue reading

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Importance of Safety At Shooting Ranges

Shooting ranges across the nation are receiving criticisms and facing legal obstacles due to a widespread concern about the ranges’ safety, noise and environmental effects of lead contamination. Many owners of shooting ranges are currently involved in legal battles with neighboring residents or local governments. Most of the lawsuits are claims by the neighboring residents calling the shooting ranges a nuisance due to the high level of noise produced by the ranges. Another reason for initiating the lawsuits against the shooting ranges is that many neighboring residents are finding stray bullets on their property, such as roof tops and front … Continue reading

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Gun Ownership and Gun Safety – Rights and Responsibilities of Gun Ownership

Having a firearm in your home can be extremely dangerous, especially if you have children. Firearm-related injuries are a significant cause of death in children. Although the majority of children are injured by a firearm during adolescence, younger child and infants can sustain firearm-related injuries or death. Younger children are most likely to be injured while playing with a gun they found and not realizing the gun is real or loaded. It is common for younger children to shoot themselves or their playmates. It is estimate that almost 50% of the households in the nation possess firearms for safety reasons. … Continue reading

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