Saving Children From Guns - By Joe NoceraQuicklink submitted by Susan Lee Schwartz Permalink
|'In 1970, Congress passed a law that resulted in childproofing medicine bottles. The Consumer Product Safety Commission regulates the paint used in children's toys. State laws mandate that young children be required to use car seats.So why can't we childproof guns? -- why can't we come up with a technology that would keep a gun from going off when it is being held by a child? Or, for that matter, by a thief using a stolen gun? Or an angry teenager who is plotting to use his parents' arsenal to wreak havoc in a mall? It turns out -- why is this not a surprise? -- that such technologies already exist.'|
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