The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, will mark June 21, the first day of summer, as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day.
National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day on June 21 – the first day of summer – reminds parents and caregivers of the importance of asking if there are unlocked guns in homes where their children play.
“We are disturbed by the incident where a 9-year-old boy unintentionally shot and wounded a 14-year-old girl in the back with a .22 caliber rifle he found in his parents’ Brooklyn apartment on March 20."
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Our prayers are with the Albuquerque family whose toddler wounded both parents in a motel room on January 31 with a single shot from a handgun.
We join the family and friends mourning 13-year-old Suhayb Hassan, who died on January 25 while he and his older brother played cops-and-robbers with their father’s gun.
More Americans are dying from easy access to guns, according to 2013 Fatal Injury Data released, January 22, 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control.
Our hearts are with the grieving family and friends of Veronica Rutledge, the young mother unintentionally shot and killed by her 2-year-old son on December 30, during a routine shopping trip to a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho.
Today, at the American Public Health Association’s national conference in New Orleans, Dan Gross, President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, spoke about the need to change the way we think about the guns in our communities and in our homes as part of a public health approach to reduce gun violence.
"We are deeply troubled by today’s gun violence in schools in Kentucky and North Carolina."