In Brief: Apr. 30, 2001

HOME SAFETY Parents take precautions to childproof their homes, but a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that they often ignore one major safety issue: keeping guns away from their kids. Among gun owners with children under age seven at home, 57% said they do not keep the firearms in a locked compartment, and 36% admitted that they keep their guns loaded.

HAPPY TOGETHER The nuclear family may not be as endangered as it sometimes seems. According to a recent report by the U.S. Census, the percentage of American children living with both biological parents...

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