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June 21: ASK Day

From The ASK Campaign, which is a collaboration between the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Please share this informational campaign with your residents:

The ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign promotes a simple idea with the potential to help keep kids safe. ASK, “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” before sending your child over to play.

National ASK DAY is June 21st. It falls on the first day of summer, marking a season when kids typically spend more time at the homes of friends and other family members.

Parents ask all sorts of questions before their children visit other homes. They ask about pets in the house, discuss allergies and Internet access, and ask questions about supervision. ASK encourages parents to add one more question to this conversation: “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?” It’s a simple question, but it has the power to save a child’s life.

Every parent cares about the safety of their children. ASK allows parents to play an active role in keeping kids safe. Any parent can make a difference by ASKing, and encouraging others to do the same.

For more than a decade, the ASK Campaign has partnered with over 400 grassroots organizations to spread its message in neighborhoods nationwide.

For more information or to get involved, please visit

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