And now, we want to thank all of you who responded so powerfully to our special report on guns and children. And the fact that every third day in America, a child dies of an accidental shooting. We... See More
And now, we want to thank all of you who responded so powerfully to our special report on guns and children. And the fact that every third day in America, a child dies of an accidental shooting. We heard from so many of you with ideas about what we can all do together to save lives. Your response was overwhelming, as you saw young children and what they really do with guns when they think an adult isn't looking. Put the gun down. Reporter: On one side, so many people who leave their guns unlocked and loaded. Sitting on the kitchen table. Reporter: On the other side, people who say you can defend yourself but put your gun in a safe. After the special, so many of you went online to say you wanted to start a conversation about this in the neighborhood. About play dates and guns. So many neighbors saying, it's time to sit with each other. Even couples on different sides, now talking. Saying, they watched and it helped them understand each other. From someone else, my gun is on the kitchen counter, unloaded, clip out. And now, re-evaluating where weapons are kept. And we also received so many messages from police around the country, including a police department in Texas, offering free gun locks for residents who want them. from him, too. He and his wife, parents of little man, Michael, who got ahold of a loaded gun and was lost to an accidental shooting. They say they heard from fellow police officers and strangers alike, saying it's time to change. And the father of little Charlie, seen in this video. A father who believes that even very young children should learn how to use guns. Charlie is 4. But after watching this special, that father told us he would no longer leave his guns after after use. And would immediately lock them up. Again, all of us coming together on this issue. It was great to hear from you. We'll continue reporting on it. Keep your ideas coming in the coming months.
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