Officials say an unlocked gun on Monday led to the tragic death of a three year-old boy in Onslow County--after the toddler shot himself in the face with his father's gun. That tragedy brings up the issue of gun safety.
Over 500 kids are killed each year due to guns in the home. That startling number led to a study last year conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which found that 1.7 million children across America live in homes with loaded or unlocked guns.
Those statistics are one of the reasons why Buddy Blake of Ayden--is so adamant about spreading the message of gun education. Blake is the father of an 11 year-old and an avid gun collector who teaches a gun safety course once a month.
It is a law in North Carolina that a gun owner must keep their firearm out of reach from minors.