The Truth About Kids & Guns

  • Truth About Kids and Guns
    We can start now, in our own homes – and those our children visit – to ensure kids do not have access to guns that can be used to harm themselves or someone else.

Children and gun violence

The Brady Center is working nationwide everyday to reduce the threat gun violence poses to our children in homes and communities.

"The Truth About Kids & Guns" Blog

This blog post provides and overview of the recently published "The Truth About Kids & Gun" report.

Each year, thousands of American children and teens are injured or killed by guns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control attempts to collect information and details surrounding these deaths and other injury related deaths – where did they happen? What was the cause? Who was the victim? The truths revealed by this data should give us pause – but also hope.

The majority of all child and teen gun deaths happen in a home; it’s even more for our youngest children. So although improved legislation is critical to keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, it is not the entire answer. When it comes to kids, the danger is rarely outside their own homes, or the homes of their family and friends. That means we don’t need to wait for Congress or anyone else to start reducing the toll guns take on our children.

The "Truth About Kids & Guns” report catalogues this deadly impact, providing the most recent data available from leading credible sources, such as the CDC, to show where, how and why these deaths and injuries occur.

 Read our report