Gun Safety and Children Gun Safety and Children Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is injuring and killing children at alarming rates. Any death from gun violence is one too many if it's in your family or your community. We must implement common-sense solutions that have been proven to reduce these injuries and deaths. #ASKingSavesKids #EndGunViolence Ask About Guns The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. Ask, "Is there an unlocked gun in your house?" before sending your child over to play. On ASK Day, June 21, join AAP in urging parents to ask this important question to keep kids safe. Wear Orange Every year, Everytown for Gun Safety and partner organizations like the AAP wear orange: both to honor those who have lost their lives and loved ones to gun violence, and to demand a future free from gun violence. Join the movement and #WearOrange on Gun Violence Prevention Day, June 1. Campaign Materials Infographic: Gun Safety and ChildrenEnglish | Spanish AAP Voices Blog: Guns in the Home: Any Opportunity for All Pediatricians to Prevent Firearms Injuries HealthyChildren.org: Is there An Unlocked Gun Where Your Child Plays? AAP Voices Blog: Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Children HealthyChildren.org: Guns in the Home Video: Asking About Gun Safety Public Service Announcement: Why Parents Should Ask About Guns Sample Posts for Social MediaClick below to tweet! Awkward conversations come with being a parent. Asking if there’s an unlocked gun in the house could save your child’s life #ASKingSavesKids #EndGunViolence About one-third of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded. Asking if there’s an unlocked gun in the house could save your child’s life. #ASKingSavesKids #EndGunViolence Every day on average, 78 children, teens and young adults are killed or injured by guns. We need common-sense solutions to #EndGunViolence now.