After this week's accidental shooting of a ten year old boy, police are urging parents to lock up their weapons and talk to their kids about gun safety.
"I don't think parents need to come down hard right off the bat," said Captain Jerry Brewer of the Lubbock Police Department.
"They need to have a calm conversation. They need to say [a gun] can do a lot of things, but one thing it can do is hurt you if you don't know what you're doing."
Whether the parents have guns in the house or not, Brewers encourages everyone to have this talk because there is always the chance a child could find a weapon at a friend or relative's house, and curiosity could get the best of them.
He also encourages parents to keep the ammunition separate from the gun and use gun locks.
You can get a gun lock for free at the police desk at the Lubbock Police Department.