Children and gun violence | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Children and gun violence

Over 17,000+ American children and teens are injured or killed each year due to gun violence.

This means nearly 46 youth are shot everyday, including 7 fatalities. The Brady Center is working nationwide everyday to reduce the threat gun violence poses to our children in homes and communities.

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Where no child is killed with a parent's gun. Every year hundreds of children are killed with guns from the home. Together, we can put an end to these tragedies.


The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe, and possibly save a child's life. ASK, "Is there an unlocked gun in your house?" before sending your child over to play.


Almost two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides. Guns are the most lethal method of suicide. Suicide-Proof Your Home informs parents about the simple steps they can take to reduce the risk that a youth suicide will occur in their home.


SPEAK UP empowers students with an unprecedented resource for preventing violence in their schools and communities. Students can safely and anonymously report suspected threats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-866-SPEAK-UP.

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