The tragic deaths of 26 children and educators in Newtown, Conn., re-ignited the national debate about gun violence and gun control. And while mass shootings, such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School, are rare, approximately 20,000 children are injured and 8,000 children die each from gunshot wounds.
In a new video podcast, Lisa Pardi, RN, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers practical tips for parents who choose to keep firearms in their homes for sport, recreation or protection. She also encourages parents who do not own firearms to discuss their concerns about gun safety with their children and other parents whose homes their children may be visiting for play dates and sleep-overs.
To watch the video, go to http://bit.ly/ZtGDQv
Guns take the lives of thousands of kids each year ... follow these tips to keep them safe
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