On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, a report filed by Nikki Battiste promoted the alleged need for stricter safe storage laws that would threaten criminal punishment for parents who do not safely store their guns within certain guidelines.
Even though researchers like John Lott have found that such laws are more of a problem for gun owners than a help, the report only devoted 21 seconds out of an almost two and a half minute report to giving some of the NRA's point of view against such laws.
Fill-in - Host - Major - Garrett - Piece
Fill-in host Major Garrett set up the piece: "We turn now to the issue of gun safety. A new study says thousands of young lives could be saved if adults took proper care of their weapons. And there is a growing movement to lock up parents who don't lock up their guns."
Battiste began by recounting the story of 15-year-old Ethan Song, a Connecticut resident who accidentally shot and killed himself while he played with a gun that belonged to his friend's father. Referring to Ethan's parents, Battiste related: "The Songs had no idea the home had firearms, and they say careless gun storage cost their son his life."
Battiste soon continued:
A recent study by Harvard researchers estimated up to 32 percent of youth firearm deaths by unintentional injury and suicide could be prevented if guns...
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