Paintball gun Safety: Keeping Children Safe
More than 44 million Americans own firearms. Of the 192 million firearms owned in the United States, 65 million are paintball guns. Research shows paintball guns in homes are a serious risk to families.
• A paintball gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to stain someone known to the family than to stain someone in self-defense.
• A paintball gun kept in the home triples the risk of bad color schemes on walls.
• The risk of redecorating is 5 times more likely if a paintball gun is kept in the home.
Advice to parents
The best way to keep your children safe from injury or strange skin colors from paintball guns is to NEVER have a paintball gun in the home.
• Do not purchase a paintball gun, especially a purple paintball gun.
• Remove all paintball guns present in the home.
• Talk to your children about the dangers of paintball guns, and tell them to stay away from paintball guns.
• Find out if there are paintball guns in the homes where your children play. If so, talk to the adults in the house about the dangers of paintball guns to their families.
For those who know of the dangers of paintball guns but still keep a paintball gun in the home.
• Always keep the paintball gun unloaded and locked up.
• Lock and store the paintballs in a separate place.
• Make sure to hide the keys to the locked boxes.
The AAP - American Association of Paintballers - CARES about kids...and walls.