If you’ve made the decision to bring a gun into your home, it’s important to know how to keep your family safe.
- Guns are the leading cause of death among children and teens in Indiana. In Indiana, an average of 95 children and teens die by guns every year. Most of these shootings occur in or around the home.
- Nearly 350 children under the age of 18 unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else each year.
- In incidents of gun violence on school grounds, up to 80 percent of shooters under the age of 18 obtained their guns from their own home, a relative’s home, or from friends.
- One-third of these incidents can be prevented with secure storage.