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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.

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IN THE NEWS:
  • Vermillion South Dakota 5-year-old boy shot with family gun (8/30/2006)
  • Oakland 14-year-old boy shot and killed by 16-year-old friend (8/28/2006)
  • Macon Georgia 14-year-old girl shot by boy, 19, playing with gun (8/27/2006)
  • Vermont School Shooting leaves 2 dead and 3 injured (8/24/2006)
  • Flint Michigan girl, 9, accidentally shoots and kills herself (8/24/2006)
  • San Fransisco 15-year-old boy shoots self in chest (8/22/2006)
  • Speedwell Tennessee 1-year-old boy shot by cousin, 4, with father's gun (8/18/2006)
  • More Headlines....


  • 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....

    WEB RESOURCES:
  • New! 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
  • More Resources....

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