Children, Teens, and Guns By the Numbers

“Every day, 22 children and teens (1-17) are shot in the United States. This includes 8 children and teens who are unintentionally shot in instances of family fire — a shooting involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home resulting in injury or death.”

Brady United

“Adolescents are at a higher risk for suicide when there is a gun in the home. Suicide rates in this population are four times higher than for kids who live in homes without guns. In the past decade, 40% of the suicides committed by kids and teens involved guns. Nine out of 10 of these suicides were with guns that the victims accessed at their own homes or from a relative’s home.”

Healthy Children

“An estimated 54 percent of gun owners don’t lock all of their guns securely.”

John Hopkins University

“In incidents of gunfire on school grounds, up to 80 percent of shooters under the age of 18 got the gun from their home or the homes of friends or relatives.”

Everytown Research

“Every year, nearly 350 children under the age of 18 unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else.”

Everytown Research

“4.6 million children in the US live in a home with at least one unlocked and loaded firearm.”

Findings From the 2021 National Firearm Survey