The July 31 “Dear Abby” column, published in the Daily Local News and numerous other newspapers, has a good discussion encouraging parents to ask about the presence of guns before sending their children to play at another family’s house.


A Pew Research Center study published in June found that 30% of gun owners with children in the home report there are guns loaded, unlocked and easily accessible at all times.

This issue is too important to ignore because of perceived awkwardness in discussing it.

If you’d like some tips on how to handle that conversation, Moms Demand Action has a “Be Smart” program with some good tips.Be Smart Program


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