The public favors laws that criminalize incidents where a child has access to a gun owned by his or her parents, takes it and uses it to shoot someone. An ABC News.com poll from 2000 found that 75% of Americans believe the child’s parents should be charged with a crime for failing to prevent the child from getting the gun.1

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  1. ABC News.com Poll Conducted by ICR (Mar. 3-7, 2000), available at http://pollingreport.com/guns2.htm. ⤴︎