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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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.

Also featured in:  The Gun Lobby  

Litigation Documents The Gun Lobby August 28, 2015

Amicus Brief: Wollschlaeger v. Governor, State of Florida

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America filed this amicus brief in the 11th Circuit, urging the full 11th Circuit to hear a case challenging a Florida law that prohibited doctors from speaking with their patients about firearm safety.

Also featured in:  Unintentional Deaths  

#NotAnAccident Index

Research shows that an estimated 4.6 million American children live in homes with at least one gun that is loaded and unlocked. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally fires a gun and harms themselves or someone else.

Also featured in:  Gun Violence Trends  

Testimony Presented at a Hearing of the Consumer Product Safety Commission

This testimony was presented by Everytown for Gun Safety Research Director Ted Alcorn at a Hearing of the Consumer Product Safety Commission ewntitled “Agenda and Priorities FY2017 and/or 2018″ in Bethesda, Maryland on June 15, 2016.