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ASK: Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays?

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Robert Sege, MD
Is there a gun where your child plays?

Asking this simple question is an important step every parent can take to help their kids stay safe.

In the U.S. about 1/3 of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded.

Just talking to your child about the dangers of firearms is not enough.

After all, children are naturally curious.

If a gun is accessible in someone's home, there is a good chance a child will find it and play with it.

Countless tragedies have occurred when kids found guns that parents thought were well-hidden or stored safely.

ASK, a program to help ensure gun and child safety, was created in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Join Melanie Cole to learn more about this program, and the rising problem of gun safety.

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