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Should Kids Be This Exposed to Guns?
These photos of the Santa Rosa Police Department letting kids handle automatic weapons at a community event has sparked widespread debate: how much is too much exposure when it comes to our kids and guns?

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Community organizer, Attila Nagy, points to this picture as an example of just how lax the police were when allowing children to handle the weapons.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

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The Santa Rosa Police Department stand by their actions, saying that the weapons were unloaded and perfectly safe.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

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Critics say that it is dangerous for kids to become familiar with guns.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

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But gun rights activists say that teaching kids about guns lessens the dangers.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

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Elaine Holtz asks the officer to explain why SWAT team's weapons are accessible to children.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

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The Santa Ana Police Department stresses that gun safety is an important part of their dialogue with children.

(Attila Nagy)

(Attila Nagy)

Should Kids Be This Exposed to Guns?

These photos of the Santa Rosa Police Department letting kids handle automatic weapons at a community event has sparked widespread debate: how much is too much exposure when it comes to our kids and guns?

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