children and guns in the home croppedAccording to a report by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the absence of guns from children’s homes and communities is the most reliable and effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents.  Firearm-related deaths–including homicide, suicide, and unintentional deaths–continue to be one of the top three causes of death in American youth.

If you have children in your home, or you’re interested in keeping youth safe, read this valuable report.

To reduce gun violence among children, the AAP supports regulations for child access prevention, safe storage practices, regulations on the purchase of guns, and a ban on assault weapons.

NYAGV also supports these and other gun safety measures–click here for more details about pending legislation and ways to help.