Today there are more guns than people in the United States, and with gun ownership comes responsibility.
There are more than 4.6 million children in the United States living in homes with access to loaded and unlocked guns. This leads to nearly 3,000 kids and teens being unintentionally shot each year. Shootings involving an improperly stored or misused gun have a name — "family fire." And together we can end it.
We cannot deny that easy access to guns, and the prevalence of guns not properly stored, take what is often a temporary crisis and make it a permanent tragedy.
Even if we can't stop every gun death in this country, we should prevent as many as we can. We can do that by ensuring our homes are safe — all while respecting the Second Amendment and the rights of the vast majority of Americans to have guns.
Find out more about Brady programs like End Family Fire, which promotes responsible gun ownership and give us all ways to take action to end gun violence.