Impact of Guns on Children

To protect children and adolescents, priorities for gun safety policies include safe firearm storage, extreme risk protection orders and universal background checks. impact of guns on children

  1. 1 in 3 homes with children have guns; most children 5-14 years of age know where the firearm is stored.
  2. Among households with firearms and children less than 18 years of age, 22% have a loaded gun in the home.
  3. The presence of loaded unlocked firearms in the home increases the risk of suicide among adolescents by 4x.

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