June 21 is "Asking Saves Kids Day"
On June 21st pediatricians were promoting a national campaign from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Brady United entitled Asking Saves Kids. It's never too late to ask this question even after June 21.
This annual campaign encourages caregivers/parents to ask about the presence of unlocked firearms in the homes their children visit on the first day of summer. On ASK day June 21st, all physicians and medical staff were encouraged to ask families about safe firearm storage in their homes. ASK Day is important because 1/3 of all American homes with children have a gun in them, and roughly 40% of gun owning households store their guns unlocked. The CDC estimates nearly 2 million children live in a home with loaded, unlocked guns. As a result, every 30 minutes a child or teen dies or is injured by a gun. In the state of Georgia from 2010-2017, 452 children died from firearm injuries.
This should not be the cost of our 2nd Amendment privileges.
Please ASK one question that can change your child’s life when your child plays in your home or over at someone's residence:
Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?