It is estimated that one-third of all Americans own a gun. So, even if you don’t own firearms, chances are that a neighbor, friend or family member does. And given that most unintended gun accidents happen at home and often involve children, safety experts say it is important to teach children about gun safety at an early age. Children should learn never to touch a gun, even if they think it might be a toy. Remind them that using a real gun isn’t like on TV or video games where no one gets hurt.