We believe that all
adults have a responsibility to protect children from gun-related
deaths and injuries.
It is vital that we recognize the risk to children of
unsupervised access to guns and understand that there are common
sense steps that all adults MUST take to protect children.
Common Sense about Kids and Guns is a public education
organization dedicated to providing all adults with the necessary
information to empower them to protect their children.
Read our statement on
kids and guns in the home.
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IN THE NEWS:
Vermillion South Dakota 5-year-old boy shot with family gun
Oakland 14-year-old boy shot and killed by 16-year-old friend
Macon Georgia 14-year-old girl shot by boy, 19, playing with gun
Vermont School Shooting leaves 2 dead and 3 injured
Flint Michigan girl, 9, accidentally shoots and kills herself
San Fransisco 15-year-old boy shoots self in chest
Speedwell Tennessee 1-year-old boy shot by cousin, 4, with father's gun
FROM OUR FACT FILE:
In 2004, the CDC estimates there were 13,846 kids injured by a firearm and 15,214 injured by a BB/pellet gun
More Facts and Statistics....
Parental Misperceptions About Children and Firearms
Survey finds 1.7 million children live in home with unlocked, loaded guns
Gun Storage Practices and the Risk of Youth Suicide and Unintentional Injuries
Study Shows Guns May Hold Unique Allure for Young Boys
Guns in Home Endanger Household Members, Study Says
Most Parents Think Child Wouldn't Play with Gun
Study Shows that Moms Are Unaware of Guns in House and How They Are Stored
Talking with Your Kids about Guns