With every right comes responsibility.
We have a responsibility to make sure a firearm is stored safely (unloaded). If you have children, I think trigger locks are a MUST (and a gun safe is even better).
We have a responsibility to learn safe firearm handling. Every time I hear a story about some idiot who shot themselves while cleaning their firearm, I shake my head and hear the words of my dad echoing through my head, “rule number one of gun handling… make sure the firearm is unloaded unless you’re planning to pull the trigger!” The same thing when I hear two guys hunting and one slipped and shot the other while walking through the woods (it doesn’t take that long to load a hunting rifle or shotgun if you jump a deer).
We also have a responsibility to educate those who live with us about firearm safety. Children - rule #1 - DON’T TOUCH MOMMY OR DADDY’S GUNS! THEY ARE NOT TOYS!
We also have a responsibility to try and change those things in society which are contributing to gun voilence. I believe the majority of the violence is still gang/drug related. We need to speak with our kids and make sure they know how stupid using drugs or getting involved with gangs are. We need to promote positive values in our communities, and work to break the cycle of poverty in inner cities that allows gangs to fester.