The ASK Campaign has successfully inspired 19 million households to ask if there are guns where their children play.
A horrible tragedy occurred this week in a Paco County, Florida home: a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his 6-year-old brother, shot his 16-year-old brother, and then shot and killed himself.
On a nearly daily basis I hear of a tragedy where a young person gets a hold of a gun and kills another child by accident. Just last week there were three reported deaths. It is heartbreaking and preventable.
According to a new study, an alarming number of U.S. teens report easy access to guns at home, even when they are at increased risk of suicide.
Here is a statistic that surprises many people. Most gun deaths in the country, 19,990 - more than 60%, are suicides. If we want to reduce deaths caused by guns, we need to put as much focus on the preventing gun suicides as we do on gun homicides.
I remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as a child – one of her hands on my back, the other holding a cigarette. It’s surprising sometimes to think about the large shifts we’ve made in health-related behaviors in just one generation.