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.

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 5, 2020.

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While being home may be safe to help fight the spread of #COVID19, it can also be dangerous for curious children. If you have a gun in a home where a child lives, make sure it’s stored unloaded, locked, and away from ammunition.

Pediatricians can be a resource for their patients’ families to learn about gun injury prevention and how to implement safe storage.

Safe gun storage saves lives. Research shows the risk of injury and death is lower if guns are stored in a locked gun safe or with a gun lock, with ammunition locked up in a separate location.