Tenth-graders at Silliman inspect the results of a .357 handgun blast to a watermelon. The demonstration simulated what kind of damage the weapon can do to the human body. Lt. Vernon Scott, of the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office, far left, and Holly Sheets, of the United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana, are part of a gun safety program that tours schools throughout the state. (PHOTO/Stacy Gill)
*Editor's Note: The following article is part one of a three-part series on gun safety and children.