Children and Gun Safety

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On average, eight children and teens are unintentionally injured or killed every day due to an unlocked or unsupervised gun in the home. Safe gun storage (guns unloaded and locked, ammunition locked separately) reduces children’s risk of injury. According to a recent FBI study, three-quarters of the firearms used in school shootings were obtained from the home of a parent or close relative. 

Every household can take the following precautions to help protect their children and the community from gun violence:

In Connecticut, firearms must be securely stored if:

Connecticut Resources

To Find Providers in Connecticut’s Community Resources Database:

Search by service name: Firearm Safety Education


SOURCES: Connecticut Against Gun Violence; Giffords Law Center: Child & Consumer Safety; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Brady; Everytown; State of Connecticut Public Act No. 23-53; Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); U.S. Department of Justice; Firearm Industry Trade Association