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5 Steps to Improve Gun Safety for Kids

5 STEPS TO IMPROVE GUN SAFETY for Kids Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that... 311 children age 14 and And an estimated 660 +. under were killed in children are hospitalized unintentional shootings each year with non-fatal, between 2007 and 2011 unintentional firearm injuries. an average of 62 per year. 1.7M children live in homes with guns that are both loaded and unlocked. If a gun is in the home, make sure it is properly locked up and stored in an approved safe with the ammunition locked and stored in a different area. 70% 36% of children under age 10 of the children know where their parents reported handling stored their guns the weapons 2 Assume a child will find any gun that is not physically secured regardless of how well you think it is hidden. The vast majority of accidental firearm deaths among children are related to child access to firearms – either self-inflicted or at the hands of another child. 3 Teach kids about firearms in a controlled setting. Children are curious and will investigate things they don't fully understand. 43% of those have at least one firearm unsecured and unlocked. One-third of American homes have a firearm. 4 When children go to another location, ask about gun presence and whether or not the firearm is secured. Friends Relatives Child care providers More than two-thirds of gun-related tragedies could be avoided if guns were properly stored and children couldn't access them. 5 Let's make 2017 the best year on record. Spread the word to others – together we can beat this. Resources: Brought to you by: https://injury.research.chop.edu/violence-prevention-initiative/ types-violence-involving-youth/gun-violence/gun-violence- facts-and#.WDpRjOYrKUk National Biemetric https://everytownresearch.org/reports/innocents_lost/ www.nationalbiometric.org

5 Steps to Improve Gun Safety for Kids

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