Gun Safety

Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is injuring and killing children at alarming rates. Any death from gun violence is one too many if it's in your family or your community. We must implement common-sense solutions that have been proven to reduce these injuries and deaths.

#ASKingSavesKids #EndGunViolence 

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Every day, 22 children and teens (1-17) are shot in the United States. Among those:

  • 5 die from gun violence
  • 3 are murdered
  • 17 children and teens survive gunshot injuries
  • 8 are intentionally shot by someone else and survive
  • 2 children and teens either die from gun suicide or survive an attempted gun suicide
  • 8 children and teens are unintentionally shot in instances of family fire — a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home resulting in injury or death

Resources shared in Gun Safety Workgroup Meetings

Firearm Fatality Report 2020 Calendar Year
Giffords Implementation

AAP Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit

AAP Policy; Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population

ASK Toolkit/resources from Brady United:

Community Support Resource for Those Impacted by Gun Violence

Doctor Training and Other Supports Promote Lifesaving Firearm Safety Conversations in Pediatrics Offices

Education Campaigns and Clinical Interventions for Promoting Safe Storage | RAND

Gun Deaths: Urgent Public Health Crisis Affecting Children & Teens

Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention — MPHA Policy Statement

Gun violence prevention video series

Maine Gun Laws | Giffords

Screening for Firearm Safety in the Inpatient Setting

Talking to patients about firearm safety

The Impact of Gun Violence on Children and Teens | Everytown

Unload, Lock, and Separate: Secure Gun Storage Practices to Reduce Violence | Everytown

Wear Orange Social Media Toolkit