Preventing Gun Violence

  • Get rid of guns in your home. If this is not possible, keep guns unloaded in a locked area. Store the ammunition in a different, safe spot.
  • Limit how much your child watches TV or plays with video games that involve gun violence.
  • Don't give your children toy guns for play.
  • Encourage nonviolent play.
  • Know the gun situation in the homes where your children go to visit.
  • Support gun control laws.

If you are unsure about who to call or for more information, talk with your doctor.

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