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|TEC-9 (unregulated)||Teddy (heavily regulated)|
|1) There are no federal safety standards for the domestic manufacture of guns.||1) At least four broad types of federal safety standards cover teddy bears: sharp edges and points, small parts, hazardous materials, and flammability.|
|2) There are no voluntary, industrywide safety standards for the manufacture of guns.||2) In 1976 the toy industry issued a comprehensive voluntary toy-safety standard. The Toy Manufacturers Association has maintained a safety standards committee since the early 1930s.|
|3) Approximately one gun model is recalled every three years.||3) Six separate teddy-bear models were recalled in fiscal year 1992 alone.|
|4) Keeping a gun in your home makes it three times more likely that someone will be killed there.||4) Keeping a teddy bear in your home does not increase the chance someone will be killed there.|
|5) In 1990, guns killed 37,184 people in the United States.||5) Teddy bears killed nobody last year. Only eight child deaths from all accidents involving toys were reported in the first eight months of 1993.|