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How to keep your children safe from gun violence

The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning parents that guns can pose a greater risk of violence than they initially think.

In an op-ed for The Hill, the organization’s senior vice president for health and human resources, Dr. Stephanie D’Amico, outlined the medical and scientific evidence that suggests guns pose a risk of firearm injury and death.

D’AmICO also highlighted that parents should always keep their children home from gun ranges, but cautioned against taking any action that would prevent the spread of gun violence.

D.C. Police have recorded more than 200,000 reported gun violence incidents since the start of the year, including more than 3,000 homicides, according to a report released Wednesday.