Everytown for Gun Safety, 5/12/16 (updated over time)
The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world. And Everytown research indicates that the number of incidents involving death and injury are significantly underreported.
These aren’t accidents. They’re preventable. More than two-thirds of these tragedies could be avoided if gun owners stored their guns responsibly and prevented children from accessing them. (Read our June 2014 report, Innocents Lost: A Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths.)