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."
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.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published its first global report on suicide prevention today, bringing attention to this serious but largely preventable public health issue.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, will mark tomorrow, the first day of summer, as National ASK Day (Asking Saves Kids). ASK Day reminds parents and caregivers the importance of asking if there are unlocked or loaded guns in the homes where children play.
“Two terrible tragedies happened this week which on the surface may seem to have little in common, but they both point to a big and too-often-untold part of the story of gun violence in America -- kids’ access to guns in the home."