Lock It Up campaign aims to educate parents, kids on gun safety

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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office wants parents to ask a somewhat uncomfortable question when kids go on play dates: Is there a gun in the home, and is the gun locked up? (KGO-TV)

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office wants parents to ask a somewhat uncomfortable question when kids go on play dates: Is there a gun in the home, and is the gun locked up?

The public awareness campaign aims to stop accidental shootings in homes where guns are not locked up.

The government estimates that eight children are shot every day in gun accidents.

Joining the Lock It Up campaign is a father whose son was accidentally killed at a friend's home.

"He took the gun back to the bedroom where my son was, walked in the door and pulled the trigger expecting to hear just a click," said Griffin Dix. "The bullet that was still hidden in the chamber of the gun went through his heart."

A government estimates that one in three homes with children has a gun.

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