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“Locking up guns away from children really does keep them safe,” said Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
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Data allowed reporter Kathleen McGrory to show gun accidents involving children were a growing problem in Florida. But it was the story of one family that really made the difference.
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Gun injuries are a growing problem for Florida’s children, rising along with the increasing availability of firearms across the state, an investigation by The Tampa Bay Times has found.

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