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United States

7 January 2003

Detroit Free Press, Editorial

Hopes for a less violent year for Detroit's children dimmed Saturday, when Damon Quarker Jr., 1½, was shot and killed after he tipped a loaded handgun out of a box at home. Last year, 26 children, 16 and younger, were killed — 17 from gunshots. The latest tragedy underscores the importance of having gun trigger locks — an idea that community groups such as the Youth Initiatives Project have promoted with give-away programs. Without them, a gun meant to protect can... (GunPolicy.org)

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