In case there was any doubt, AARP does in fact regurgitate Sarah Brady Gun Control Talking Points on their website.
05/12/11 Updated working link http://symptomchecker.aarp.org/galecontent/gun-control
Author and source information for new 05/12/11 link:
Kellermann, A. L.; Rivara, F. P.; Somes, G.; Reay; D. T.; Francisco, J.; Banton, G.; Prodzinski, J.; Fligner, C.; and Hackman, B. B. (1992). “Suicide in the Home in Relation to Gun Ownership.” New England Journal of Medicine 327(7).
Villaveces, A.; Cummings, P.; Espitia, V. E.; Koepsell, T. D.; McKnight, B.; and Kellermann, A. L. (2000). “Effect of a Ban on Carrying Firearms on Homicide Rates in 2 Colombian Cities.” Journal of the American Medical Association 283(9).
Wintermute, G. J.; Teret, S. P.; Kraus, J. F.; Wright, M. A.; and Bradfield, G. (1987). “When Children Shoot Children.” Journal of American Medical Association 257(22).
Zimring, F. E. (1991). “Firearms, Violence and Public Policy.” Scientific American (November).
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Author Info: PAMELA HARTIGAN, ELAINE LAMMAS, The Gale Group Inc., Macmillan Reference USA, New York, Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2002
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Two Tantalizing Gems (from previous website pages now removed):
Firearms should always be stored unloaded and separate from ammunition. The firearm and ammunition should both be locked away and out of reach of children.
check with neighbors
Even if your own home is free of firearms, your child may visit another home where firearms are kept. Always check with neighbors, friends, and relatives to make sure they safely store their firearms, out of reach of children.
Update: Here is a screenshot of the AARP Position on “Gun Control”
The Sickening Text Excerpt:
But to make the nation safer, we must do what we can to keep guns out of hands of children and criminals. AARP supported the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which went into law in 1994 with bi-partisan support, but was allowed to expire this year.
AARP supports measures to eliminate firearm possession by juveniles, convicted domestic abusers and those under domestic violence restraining orders.
AARP: a one stop shop for politically correct gungrabbing-by any means necessary!