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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A new study shows nearly half of the children of parents surveyed spend time in homes that have firearms.

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine surveyed over 1,200 parents in Missouri and Illinois and discovered one in four parents did not want their children’s doctors to ask them if firearms were present in the home.

And while more moms and dads are receptive to conversations about gun safety, few reported talking with their children’s pediatricians about the issue.