Be SMART: A conversation about kids, guns, and safety
Each year in the United States, nearly 260 children under the age of 18 gain access to a firearm and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched the Be SMART campaign to advocate for responsible gun ownership and reduce child gun deaths. Moms Demand Action volunteers encourage parents and caretakers — gun owners and non gun owners alike — to “Be SMART” and take these five simple steps to help prevent shootings by children:
Secure all guns in homes and vehicles.
Model responsible behavior.
Ask about unsecured guns in other homes.
Recognize the role of guns in suicide.
Tell your peers to Be SMART.