About End Family Fire

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"Family fire” puts a name to the preventable tragedies that occur when someone has access to an unsecured gun from the home when they shouldn't have it. This includes children as well as those who display behavior that indicates they could harm themselves or others. Unintentional shootings, suicide, and intentional shootings are all forms of family fire.

Every day, 8 kids are injured or killed from unintentional shootings and 67 people die by gun suicide. Storing all guns in the home securely is proven to reduce incidents of family fire while still providing you with quick access when you need it.

For more than five years, Brady and the Ad Council have partnered on End Family Fire to encourage safe firearm storage practices to keep families and communities safe. Our research shows that End Family Fire is positively impacting how gun owners approach safe storage. Those in gun-owning households who are aware of the campaign are more likely to seek information on ways to safely store their firearms than those who are not aware of the campaign.

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"Every day, more than 100 people are killed in the United States with guns, many by suicide. While gun ownership is not a problem in and of itself, the lethality of gun violence is. Having a gun in the home increases the likelihood that an individual in crisis will succeed on their first attempt to harm themselves or others. Taking simple steps to secure and store firearms at home can protect families and prevent loved ones in distress from hurting themselves."

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, Chief Executive Officer, American Psychological Association

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