Why Are Toys More Regulated Than Guns?

Toys are regulated more strictly than guns. Does that make you feel safe? Credit: Corbis A recent column in The New York Times has a provocative headline: Why Not Regulate Guns as Seriously as Toys? Actually, it's a good question. ...I can't even buy certain cold medicines without a prescription. But I could buy a handgun.

Are You Talking to Your Kids About the Arizona Tragedy?

An attendee holds up a sign at the event honoring the shooting victims on the University of Arizona campus on January 12. Credit: David Becker, Getty Images When horrible things happen, it is sometimes impossible to keep our children fr...Children are not as delicate as some of us like to believe.

Are Jared Loughner's Parents to Blame for His Actions?

A note from a 10-year-old boy lies in the memorial for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside her Tucson, Arizona, office. Credit: Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times/MCT A columnist in the Philadelphia Daily News asks the following: "At t...Shouldn't Loughner's parents have had some idea of what he was capable of?


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