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How does gun violence impact families?

How does gun violence impact families?

Higher levels of gun violence are also associated with lower home values, credit scores, and homeownership rates. As a result, gun violence hurts a community’s housing prices and drives residents to relocate from or avoid moving to affected neighborhoods.

Can guns be in a PG movie?

Firearms continue to be shown frequently in G- and PG-rated movies, though there is evidence of declines in certain depictions such as movies in which a character makes a threatening gesture with a firearm and person-scenes in which a firearm is handled.

How do guns affect kids?

Children exposed to gun violence may experience negative short- and long-term psychological effects, including anger, withdrawal, posttraumatic stress, and desensitization to violence. Certain children may be at higher risk for negative outcomes if they are exposed to gun violence.

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How many kids are exposed to gun violence?

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When it comes to how American children are exposed to gun violence, gunfire at schools is just the tip of the iceberg–every year, more than 3,000 children and teens are shot and killed and 15,000 more are shot and injured. An estimated 3 million children in the US are exposed to shootings per year.

Why PG-13 is bad?

PG-13 movies can be pretty violent. A study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found since 2009 that PG-13 movies contain as much violence or more as rated R movies. Many studies have shown that just the presence of guns can increase aggression.

What age can you introduce a gun?

As a general rule of thumb, you should begin teaching children about guns when they first show awareness or interest in them. This might mean your child notices Dad cleaning a hunting rifle or hears someone talking about going to shoot at the range. This will most likely happen between 3 and 7 years of age.