Children and gun violence | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Children and gun violence

Over 17,000+ American children and teens are injured or killed each year due to gun violence.

This means nearly 46 youth are shot everyday, including 7 fatalities. The Brady Center is working nationwide everyday to reduce the threat gun violence poses to our children in homes and communities.

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Where no child is killed with a parent's gun. Every year hundreds of children are killed with guns from the home. Together, we can put an end to these tragedies.


The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe, and possibly save a child's life. ASK, "Is there an unlocked gun in your house?" before sending your child over to play.


Almost two-thirds of all gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides. Guns are the most lethal method of suicide. Suicide-Proof Your Home informs parents about the simple steps they can take to reduce the risk that a youth suicide will occur in their home.

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