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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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With millions of kids at home, we must make sure firearms are stored securely.

The COVID-19 crisis has created new challenges for parents. Kids are out of school and spending more time at home. The boredom and isolation they may be feeling pose additional risks to their safety. Securing all guns in the home—storing them locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition—can save your child’s life.

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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, more than 600 children,17 and under, die by suicide with a gun.

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