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ASK: Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays?

Guest : Dr. Robert Sege, MD
From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: In the U.S. about 1/3 of homes with kids have guns. Asking this simple question is a vital step every parent can take to keep kids safe.
Air Date: June 19, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
ASK: Is There a Gun Where Your Child Plays?
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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