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How did boomers avoid bad effects from playing with guns? Most boys had them and we all shot at each other like in war and westerns.
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
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In brief: Playing not the prob
I had the same experience.
The issue is teaching and modeling appropriate respect for real guns to counteract the cavalier use of guns seen on tv. The greatest danger comes from a child with no education about gun safety coming into contact with a gun, left around by a careless parent. Teaching children gun safety and respect coupled with safe storage of any guns in the home is effective.

In brief: Playing not the prob
I had the same experience.
The issue is teaching and modeling appropriate respect for real guns to counteract the cavalier use of guns seen on tv. The greatest danger comes from a child with no education about gun safety coming into contact with a gun, left around by a careless parent. Teaching children gun safety and respect coupled with safe storage of any guns in the home is effective.
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