Every year, nearly 700 children,17 and under, die by suicide with a gun. 4.6 million American children live in homes with guns that are both loaded and unlocked.
Moms Demand Action volunteers partner with the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund to provide education and awareness about child gun deaths and responsible gun storage through the Be SMART program. Learn more about the program at BeSMARTforkids.org
What you can do now
The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.
Secure all guns in your home and vehicles
Model responsible behavior around guns
Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes
Recognize the role of guns in suicide
Tell your peers to be SMART