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In Wake of Child Shooting, Gun Control a Large Concern Again

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RALEIGH — Friday, a twelve-year Lee County boy diedwhen a gun his friend was playing with went off.

None of the parents has been charged in the case, but it brings up theissue of how to protect your friends and family around guns.

From locks to safety cases, you can keep guns from accidentally firingwith several relatively inexpensive devices.

Gun shops sell most security items, many for under ten dollars.

Mike Tilley, a gun store co-owner, advocates using safety devices tokeep a gun safe.

A variety of videos are available that go over safety tips for childrenand adults.

In North Carolina anyone who owns a gun can be charged with amisdemeanor if a child gains access to that gun without permission from aparent or guardian.