WESTERN NEW YORK – A new study says if parents simply locked up all their guns, then up to a third of gun suicides and accidental deaths among children and teens could be avoided.
New research from the Journal Jama Pediatrics suggests that if adults simply locked up their guns, the number of children and teens who are killed by firearms each year could drop by up to a third.
It analyzed home gun ownership data from 2015. That year, guns injured nearly 14,000 minors, and were involved in the deaths of another 2,800.
The survey found nearly 800 of those deaths happened when guns were not locked up.