About 55 million Americans own firearms. Of the 265 million firearms owned in the United States, 111 million are handguns. Research shows guns in homes are a serious risk to families.

The best way to keep your children safe from injury or death from guns is to NEVER have a gun in the home. Children cannot be hurt by a gun if no gun is near them.

Patient education handouts from TIPP—The Injury Prevention Program help pediatricians implement injury prevention counseling for parents of children newborn through 12 years of age.

The information in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

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