By Beholding We are Changed

Children frequently mimic what they see in real life! Researchers randomized 52 pairs of children 8-12 years of age to watch a 20 minute PG-rated movie clip with or without scenes involving gun use. The pairs then played for 20 minutes in a room with toys and games. Hidden in a drawer was disabled handgun with…

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Suicides a Major Part of Firearm Deaths

Mass shootings capture our attention via the media. They are terrible events and we hate to see the senseless suffering. Most may not be aware that there are 88 deaths each day in the U.S. due to firearm injuries. In rural areas suicides were the major cause of these deaths, and in the cities homicide.…

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Restrict Kids Access to Guns

In an updated policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics continues to recommend restricting children's access to firearms. One in 5 injury deaths of those younger than 20 years is firearm related. In 2009, 114 individuals under age 20 died as a result of unintentional gunshot injuries, and more than half of these involved 15-19…

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