Christian’s Law is now published in the Arizona Sate Legislature ( HB 2192). It is a fact that child access prevention / safe storage laws save lives. According to a recent report from the non-partisan Rand Corporation:
“We find supportive evidence, our highest evidence rating, that child-access prevention (CAP) laws, or safe storage laws, reduce self-inflicted fatal or nonfatal firearm injuries, including unintentional and intentional self-injuries, among youth. In this update to our review, there is also supportive evidence that these laws reduce suicides among young people, supportive evidence that such laws reduce firearm homicides among young people, and moderate evidence that they reduce firearm suicides for this group. There is also supportive evidence that the CAP laws reduce unintentional firearm injuries and death among children, and limited evidence that they reduce unintentional firearm injuries among adults. Recommendation: States without CAP laws should consider adopting them as a strategy to reduce total and firearm suicides, unintentional firearm injuries and deaths, and firearm homicides.”
We know not everyone will agree with this law, and that’s ok. What we can all agree on is that we love our children and this is a human, life-saving issue. We cannot bring Christian back, but we can help prevent the next child and family from suffering a similar tragedy.
We know better.
It’s time to do better!