ASK Day: Are the kids okay?

ASK DAY: Are the kids okay?

Gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teens. 

Lord, in your mercy.

In the United States, 4.6 million kids live in homes with access to an unlocked or unsupervised gun. 

Lord, in your mercy.

39% of parents mistakenly believe their child does not know where their firearm is stored. 

Lord, in your mercy.

8 kids a day are unintentionally injured or killed by family fire (a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home).  

Hear our prayer, O God! Light a fire in our hearts, that we cast aside our indifference and stop this preventable form of violence that is killing our children and our grandchildren. Enough is enough! Amen. 

On ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day on June 21st, we invite parents, grandparents, and caretakers to join our partners at Brady United in asking: Is there an unlocked gun where my child plays?

ASK this question about your own home. 

ASK this question when your child visits another home. 

Invite others to ASK. Spread the word about ASK Day at your church, at your school, and in your extended family. Write a Letter to the Editor; share on social media. If you’re nervous, check out Brady’s Ask Day Toolkit for tips on how to ASK. 

It’s a simple question, but it could save a child’s life. 

Additionally, take step further to prevent gun violence in your family, church, and community: 

  • Check out our upcoming events and recorded previous events, that include “Understanding Gun Violence and Solutions in America,” a conversation with Robert Schentrup, Organizing Manager of Team ENOUGH for Brady United, and “Fighting Back Against a Rogue Industry: The Important Role of Industry Accountability in Producing Gun Violence” with Inez Asiama, Program Associate at Brady.