'Ask Day' Gun Safety Initiative

By: News 10
By: News 10

CPYV created the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Based on the astonishing fact that over one third of homes with children has a gun, many of which are kept unlocked or loaded, ASK encourages parents to ask if there are guns in the homes where their children play. It is a simple idea that has the potential to save lives every da

As we kick off summer, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has one question for parents today: is there a gun where your child plays?

He and other law enforcement agencies hope that simple question will save lives.

Today is "ask day" - a national initiative from the Center to Prevent Youth Violence.

Parents are urged to use this day to secure guns in their homes.

Authorities say during the summer months children will likely be visiting the homes of neighbors and friends, and parents should know if there are weapons in those homes.

Police say more than one third of homes have guns, many of which are left unlocked, or loaded.

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