Skip to main content

ASK Campaign Promotes Gun Safety For San Diego Parents

Saving Lives: Gun Safety Question for San Diego Parents

GUESTS:

Ron Marcus, media relations, San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign

Julie Hinton, ASK participant & parent

Transcript

Gun control advocates in San Diego are backing a national campaign this weekend to use a simple question to help parents find out more about where kids are playing.

On Asking Saves Kids Day on Sunday, advocates want parents to pose this question to their kids’ friends: Do you have an unlocked gun in your house?

According to the Asking Saves Kids, or ASK, website, one in three homes with children in the United States has guns in it, and 80 percent of unintentional deaths of kids under the age of 15 occur in the home.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is sponsoring National ASK Day.

ASK organizers say having a conversation about gun safety in the homes where kids play can help save lives.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.