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A High Number of Kentuckians are Keeping Guns Unlocked and Loaded.

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 4/23/2012 6:23 pm
        Almost half of all adults in Kentucky have firearms.
        A recent poll conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky showed that 45 percent of all Kentucky adults reported having a gun in their home.
        Of that total, 20 percent say they keep their guns loaded and without a lock or safety device on it.
        Thirty-nine percent of those homes that have guns but no locks on them say their are children present in those homes.
        Lexington Police say many people choose not to lock up their guns in case of a burglary or home invasion, however they say statistics show that it's more likely a child hurt themselves with that gun, than the adult having to use in the case of a home invasion.
       Many gun retailers sell a wide variety of gun locks including safes, cases and even new firearms that have locks built into them.
        You can even get a free gun lock by visiting the Lexington Police Department downtown.
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JPNWV - 4/24/2012 11:09 AM
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Ian, please post where you got those statistics you mention in the story. Or is the statement merely a strawman?
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