Interactive Child Shooting Map – #NotAnAccident Index

At Least 101 Child Shootings in 2015

The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world. And Everytown research indicates that the number of incidents involving death and injury are significantly underreported.

 

These aren’t accidents. They’re preventable. More than two-thirds of these tragedies could be avoided if gun owners stored their guns responsibly and prevented children from accessing them. 

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Restraining Orders, But For Guns

How can the most dangerous people in society best be identified, and prohibited from using firearms? California has come up with one answer.

 

Jared Loughner’s parents knew he could be dangerous. In the months before his shooting rampage in a Tucson parking lot, they took away his shotgun. They disabled his car at night. They advised him to seek mental health care. But none of those actions stopped Loughner from purchasing a handgun and taking a taxicab to an event where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was speaking. He opened fire, killing six people and injuring 13 others, including Giffords.

 

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Gun Locks Help Prevent Senseless Violence

We must do more to end gun-related violence. Promoting the use of gun lock safety is a way to achieve that end.

The 21-member Oakland County Board of Commissioners has created a public service announcement (PSA) stressing the importance of gun safety as a way to end violence. In partnership with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the National Project Child Safe organization, we will unveil the PSA during a June 2 news conference. In addition, we are joining 25 local enforcement agencies in a free safety lock giveaway on June 5 to celebrate and promote Gun Safety Awareness Day.

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