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A reminder from States United to keep children safe from loaded, unlocked guns.

It is a known fact that every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult. Here in America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, many kept unlocked or loaded. Every year thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result through homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings.

With our PSA “Every Three Hours,” we’re highlighting the impact of gun violence on kids, parents, and the medical community to encourage the frank conversations about guns that can save kids lives.

Parents ask all sorts of questions before their children visit other homes, so it’s time to ASK about guns. States United is partnering with The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Campaign to encourage parents to add one more question to this conversation: “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” It’s a simple question, but it has the power to save a child’s life.

The ASK Campaign was created by a collaboration of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Across the country, it has successfully inspired an estimated 19 million households to ask if there are guns where their children play.

The tragic fact is that 118 Americans die from suicide every day — and most suicides are preventable.

And means matter when it comes to suicide. Every study that has examined the issue to date has found that within the U.S., access to firearms is associated with increased suicide risk.

You can make a difference watch this powerful PSA and share to raise awareness and save lives.