Today is National ASK Day, when parents are urged to ask about guns and other dangers where their children play. Is there a gun where your children play, in their friends' homes, in the purse of your babysitter, in your relative's home? Are you certain? Have you asked?
Here is a previous post I have written on ASK:
And here is an article I recently published on the topic, in Metro-Parent Magazine (see page 28): http://www.metro-parent.com/issues/june11/june11.pdf
(a post I wrote about the article: http://newtrajectory.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-article-on-ask-campaign-was.html ).
Nearly 40% of homes with children possess firearms, and as many as 14% keep them unlocked and loaded. As a result, accidental shootings by children happen all the time in America. HERE is one example of a recent one (in a home where the father was a shooting instructor, no less).
Can you really afford not to ask? Your child's life may depend on it.