End Family Fire

What is "Family Fire?"

Family fire is a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home that results in death or injury. Unintentional shootings, suicides, and intentional shootings are all forms of family fire.

  • Every day, 8 children and teens are unintentionally injured or killed due to family fire.

  • 4.6 million children live in homes with access to an unlocked or unsupervised gun.

  • 1 in 5 kids have handled a gun when an adult wasn’t around.

  • 75 percent of kids know where a gun is stored in their home.

  • 51 percent of all suicides are by firearm and 60 percent of all gun deaths are by suicide.

  • Access to a gun increases the risk of death by suicide by 300 percent.

  • 75 percent of school shootings are facilitated by kids having access to unsecured and/or unsupervised guns at home.

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