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Responsible Gun Storage

The Issue

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.

Our Approach

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

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

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