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Asking saves lives: A simple question can keep children safe from gun injury

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications No matter how you feel about guns or gun ownership, I think that you will probably agree that when children have access to loaded guns, bad things can happen. In fact, 80% of unintentional firearm deaths of children younger than 15 happen in a home and 1.7 million children and teenagers live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Here are some other…

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