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Free Resources and Documentary TV Show on Gun Safety Issues

6/15/2001:   Experts on both sides of the gun debate agree that firearms should not be readily accessible to children. They also agree that parents have an obligation to talk to their children about gun safety, whether guns are kept in the house or not. This common ground around an emotional subject is evident in a documentary called "The Gun Deadlock" airing Monday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on the Lifetime cable channel (check your local cable TV guide).

"The Gun Deadlock," produced and directed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Lee Grant, is a balanced look at the complex issue of the right to bear arms vs. restricted gun ownership. The one-hour show highlights personal stories as well as giving voice to celebrity activists like Charlton Heston and Rosie O'Donnell. For more information, visit http://www.lifetimetv.com.

Lifetime has partnered with Common Sense about Kids and Guns, (http://www.kidsandguns.org) a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate the public about dangerous consequences of children's unsupervised access to guns.

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is one of eight organizations endorsing Common Sense, among them the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Lifetime and Common Sense are giving away "Gun Deadlock" brochures and Safety Tips magnets that are available by email at freemagnet@kidsandguns.org, or by calling the toll-free information line 877/955-KIDS.

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