Did you know that more than two million American children live in homes with unsecured guns? It’s a fact that should concern every single parent—especially because, according to a recent report from Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety, at least 100 children were killed in unintentional shootings between December 2012 and December 2013.
When a child dies or is injured because a gun is left unsecure in a home, it’s not a blameless accident. Responsible storage of guns can prevent the majority of these injuries and fatalities—and most Americans including gun owners agree that adults should store their guns locked and unloaded, and should be held responsible when negligent storage results in a death or injury.
It’s up to adults to keep kids safe from unintentional shootings, and we are committed to reducing the number of these preventable tragedies.
Use these resources to get the facts about preventing unintentional shootings
For information on your state’s child access laws, please visit http://everytown.org/childaccess