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    Gun Safety
    Should You Buy Toy Guns for Your Child?
    Should You Buy Toy Guns for Your Child? Child development experts say few kids younger than 8 can reliably distinguish between real guns and toy guns. And they can't fully understand the consequence of their actions. Little wonder, then, that t...
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    Gun Safety
    Safe Gun Storage
    Safe Gun Storage Safety Savvy When deciding whether to keep a gun for protection, consider the odds: A gun kept in the home is 43 times more likely to result in the death of a family member, friend, or acquaintance than of a criminal. The most ...
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    Gun Safety
    What Kids Need to Know About Guns
    What Kids Need to Know About Guns Watch Out! The concept behind a trigger lock is that if a child found an unloaded handgun, he still wouldn't be able to load and fire it. A trigger lock should not be used on a loaded gun, because it is possible...
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    Gun Safety
    Kids and Guns
    No exploration of your child's safety can be complete without taking a clear-eyed look down the barrel of vital statistics. ...
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    Gun Safety
    How Kids Get Guns, Part I
    How Kids Get Guns, Part I"I Don't Know" On Monday Dec. 6, 1999, a 7th grader at a middle school in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma walked up to a group of classmates waiting for the morning bell and allegedly opened fire with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, ...
    Katy Abel
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    Gun Safety
    No Sleepover at House with Guns
    A parent questions whether she's wrong to forbid sleepovers at a neighbor's house where there are several guns. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Toy Recalls
    Toy Guns: Just Fun and Games?
    Toy Guns: Just Fun and Games? Are We Steering Our Sons Towards Violence? The shelves are stocked with weapons of every kind: handguns, rifles, shotguns, submachine guns, and sci-fi light sabers. Are you in the exhibit hall of an NRA convention? N...
    Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.