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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Legal Documents Unintentional Deaths January 14, 2016

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  

Legal 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  

Videos Unintentional Deaths April 16, 2014

Scenes from Everytown: Unintentional Deaths PSA

In 2014, Everytown for Gun Safety released a PSA to raise awareness around unintentional child gun deaths and safe gun storage practices.

Innocents Lost

Federal data from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that between 2007 and 2011, an average of 62 children age 14 and under were accidentally shot and killed each year. But our analysis of publicly reported gun deaths, highlighted in “Innocents Lost: A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths,” shows that the federal data substantially undercount these deaths.

#NotAnAccident Index

Nearly two million American children live in homes with guns that are not stored responsibly. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally kills or injures themselves or someone else with a gun.

Also featured in:  Gun Violence Trends