Everytown’s research on unintentional child gun deaths shows that 65 percent of these shootings take place in a home or vehicle that belongs to the victim’s family, most often with guns that were legally owned but irresponsibly stored. And more than two-thirds of these tragedies could have been avoided if the gun owner stored their guns responsibly. Similarly, in more than half of shootings in K-12 schools where the source of the firearm was known, the perpetrator obtained the gun from home. The first step to preventing unintentional child gun deaths and school shootings is to make sure that children do not have access to guns – and that negligent adults who allow this to happen are held accountable.

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Fact Sheets Guns in Public Places February 20, 2019

Keeping Our Schools Safe

For the last twenty years we have lived with the reality of school shootings. The failure of our leaders to act is having lasting consequences on millions of American’s students. We need meaningful action that keeps our schools safe—action that approaches the problem from all angles.

Bass, et al. v. City of Edmonds, et al.

Following the City of Edmonds’ passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with the Summit Law Group The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe.

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Litigation Documents Suicide October 6, 2017

Everytown Files Brief in Support of Michigan’s Safe Storage Requirement for Foster Parents (Johnson v. Lyon)

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this brief in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in a case challenging Michigan’s regulation requiring foster parents to responsibly store their firearms. This brief discusses the social science research showing responsible storage can reduce the horrible toll of child suicide and unintentional shootings by children. The brief also surveys the long history of laws requiring firearms and ammunition to be responsibly stored.

Amicus Brief: Wollschlaeger v. Governor, State of Florida (Second Brief)

This is the second amicus brief that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has filed in the 11th Circuit in this case. This brief again urges the full 11th Circuit to re-hear a case challenging a Florida law that prohibits doctors from speaking with their patients about firearm safety. Previously, a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit upheld the law; this brief urges the full court to reconsider that decision.

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