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The Be SMART campaign was created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce suicides and the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get a hold of an unsecured firearm.

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Secure firearm storage is an essential part of home safety. With more guns in more homes due to an unprecedented surge in gun sales over the past two years, it’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to know how secure storage protects children. During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a rise in unintentional shootings by children and gunfire on school grounds. And in 2020, gun suicide among children ages 17 and under reached the highest rate in more than 20 years and firearms became the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Storing firearms securely can help prevent these tragedies and keep kids safe.

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What is Be SMART?

The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

Secure

all guns in your home and vehicles

Model

responsible behavior around guns

Ask

about the presence
of unsecured guns in other homes

Recognize

the role
of guns in suicide

Tell

your
peers to
be SMART

4.6 million
American children
live in homes with guns that are both loaded and unlocked.

Every year, nearly 700 children,17 and under, die by suicide with a gun.

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