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Posts tagged "child gun deaths"
New NYAGV PSAs: "It's your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?"

New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”

NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home. The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a... Read More
Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings

More than 2 million American children live in homes with unsecured guns. Rather than being used for self-defense, guns in the home are 22 times more likely to be involved in accidental shootings, homicides, or suicide attempts–and... Read More
Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas's Law

Recent Child Shootings Show the Need for Nicholas’s Law

Three families recently suffered the tragic deaths of their small children in incidents of unintentional shootings, reminding us of the dangers of unlocked and loaded guns and the need to keep guns out of the reach of... Read More
Armonk "Kids & Guns" Event Draws Over 50

Armonk “Kids & Guns” Event Draws Over 50

“Gun violence is the leading cause of death among young people, yet lobby groups try to obscure the cost of gun violence,” said bioethicist  Dr. Arthur Caplan. Dr. Caplan also believes that the health toll of guns needs to... Read More
Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

Accidental Shootings of Children: More Victims Than the Records Show

The New York Times reports today that child firearm deaths from accidental shootings are an even greater problem than reports indicate. Due to the “idiosyncrasies in how such deaths are classified by the authorities,” those deaths... Read More
Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

Help Prevent Child Gun Deaths: Support a CAP Law for NYS

While New York State has one of the strongest gun safety laws in the country, the state needs child access prevention (CAP) and safe storage laws to prevent gun accidents among young children. CAP laws—already... Read More
Child Gun Deaths and Injuries: The AAP Report

Child Gun Deaths and Injuries: The AAP Report

According 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... Read More