NEWS BRIEF: Atlanta schools system wants parents to hide guns from kids

Parents must be taught to lock up weapons

Courtesy Atlanta Public Schools
Photo credit: Courtesy Atlanta Public Schools
The Atlanta Board of Education has passed a resolution to promote safe and responsible storage of firearms in private homes and cars. Unsurprisingly, research shows that keeping firearms locked away from children and teens can reduce the risk of injury or death by as much as 85 percent. “One of the simplest and most effective ways to get guns off the streets, to prevent suicides amongst youth, and to prevent school shootings is by having parents and family members store their guns securely and promote responsible gun ownership,” said Board Chairman Jason F. Esteves.