This one question could save your child’s life some day:

“Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?”

 

Maybe as a parent you think this question in your head.  Just like you might wonder whether there will be a parent at the house your child is visiting, or whether or not an adult hosting your peanut-allergic child knows when and how to administer an EpiPen, or whether your child will be properly restrained in the proper car seat or seat belt by another parent, it’s never a bad idea to ask.

Because children typically spend more time in the homes of friends and family members during the summer, and because tomorrow is the first day of summer, June 21st is National ASK Day.  The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign explains why it exists:

In America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Every year thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result.

The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. It encourages parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play.

 

No one is asking people to give up their guns.  No one is asking for the repeal of the Second Amendment.  We are just asking parents to ask one simple question:  “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?”

I think we can all agree with the Bulletproof Kids motto:

Owning a gun is a right. Protecting children is a responsibility. Prevent youth suicide and accidental injury. Bulletproof Kids. Store your guns safely.

 

Read more about safely storing firearms here.

 

(http://askingsaveskids.org)