A Pediatrician's Advice On Gun Safety At Home05:16

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The deadly shooting rampage — allegedly by a troubled loner named Adam Lanza — in Newtown, Conn., has sparked a new debate about gun control and gun safety.

While much is still unknown about 20-year old Adam Lanza, one fact has been confirmed: The weapons he used were purchased by his mother — who Lanza also shot and killed — and kept in their home.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long recommended that pediatricians inform parents about gun safety, and in some cases, even provide them with gun locks and cables. The co-author of the AAP's firearm guidelines joins Radio Boston to explain the importance of precaution.


  • Dr. Robert Sege, professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and director of Boston Medical Center's Child Protection Team

This segment aired on December 20, 2012.