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America Close Up (Kearns, Utah / Accidental Shootings / Jones) #587145

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Percentage of American households with guns, number of accidental gun deaths in the 1980s cited.

(Kearns, UT: Jim Cummins) Accidental shootings of children featured; example given of Kearns, UT, teen Dan Jones. [Jones' MOTHER - talks about being accustomed to guns, her son's accidental shooting, changes in his personality.] [Primary Children's Medical Center Dr. Howard CORNELI - talks about Jones' case, serious nature of brain injuries.] Jones' injuries noted. [JONES - comments on schoolwork.] Percentage of fatal shootings which are unintentional in over-15 and under-15 age groups compared. Scenes shown of Jones at school and firing the gun that wounded him.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Number of states that have enacted laws making it a crime to leave loaded guns within the reach of children noted. Tomorrow's America Close Up segment previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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