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Guns on Campus?

In favor of guns on Campus?

Guns on Campus?

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom personal injury lawyer. Recently the Folsom Cordova Unified School District indicated that certain members of their staff are allowed to keep weapons on campus. However, a KCRA 3 News report (see below)  indicated that teachers are not allowed to carry concealed weapons. There seems to be a growing debate as to the pros and cons of weapons on campus. Further, it has sparked heated conversations in our community.

Motorist Dies After Being Shot

Shot Motorist Dies

Motorist Dies After Being Shot

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. A 19-year-old motorist dies after being shot on Norwood Avenue in North Sacramento.

North Highlands Mother Fatally Shot

North Highlands Mother Fatally Shot

North Highlands Mother Fatally Shot

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands Personal Injury Lawyer. A young mother was shot to death on February 23, 2016 in her North Highlands home.

Remembering South Sacramento Shooting Victim
Remembering South Sacramento Shooting Victim

Memorial Service

Members of the Chinese of Indochina Friendship Association gathered Sunday, September 13, 2015, to remember a young man who was studying hard to make a better life for himself and his immigrant community.

Rancho Cordova Drive-By Shooting
Rancho Cordova Senseless Shooting

About an hour before sunrise on Thursday, August 27, 2015 shots rang out in the City of Rancho Cordova. When silence fell, a 4-year-old boy and his grandmother were horrified to realize they had been shot in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting.

The incident happened as the two lay sleeping on a couch in a two-story apartment complex along Croetto Way in Rancho Cordova.

It is commonly stated that more Americans have guns in their homes than dogs.  A gun in the house can be dangerous, especially in homes where children live.  Each year almost 500 children (under age 18) are killed by guns.  Many more receive severe injuries.  The best way to prevent gun-related incidents is to not keep a gun in the house, but if you make the choice to do so, always use a highly-rated gun lock or a locked gun safe and keep the gun unloaded.  Store ammunition separately.

Boys are more often the victims of unintentional shootings compared to girls.  Most of the time, the shooter is a relative (especially a brother) or a friend.  About half of the deaths occur within the victim’s home, and the rest usually at a home of a friend or relative.

Do not make the mistake of thinking your child does not know where you keep your gun, or that he or she is incapable of firing the weapon.  A three year old is strong enough to pull a gun trigger.  Do not assume that a child will know the difference between a real gun and a toy gun.  Young children are 1) insatiably curious; 2) unable to understand the long-term consequences of their actions; and 3) often lacking in impulse control.  These factors, combined with access to a gun, can result in the unthinkable.