CASSANDRA BOGUE, STONE MOUNTAIN
Children can’t be guardians of own safety
Leslie Deets’ column on the NRA’s gun safety program for children was interesting (“NRA’s work helps keep kids safe around guns,” Opinion, April 27), and I’m sure that it has made some children safer. Two problems, though: one cannot count on children to do the right thing, even when they know what it is. Some will succumb to curiosity and pick up that gun. Second, children should not have to be the main ones in charge of their safety. This means there should be more measures in place to keep adults accountable for children’s safety from firearms, and ways to make it difficult or impossible for a child to fire a gun they might encounter. Support for increased safety measures is not opposition to the Second Amendment.
NANCY ZIMMERMAN, BLUE RIDGE