At this Friday evening’s (6/21) Summer Jam, Hyattsville’s “Tired Parents” will have a table set up to share information on the ASK Day campaign – devoted to helping keep children safe from guns in their community by encouraging parents to ask a simple question (“Is there an unlocked gun in your home?”) before sending their child over to play.
The ASK Day Campaign (Asking Saves Lives)
Say “hello” to your neighbors, pick up some ASK Day resources/giveaways, take the pledge to “Always Ask” and learn about an upcoming workshop to help parents navigate awkward conversations–specifically around asking about guns in the home.
A Simple Question that May Save a Life
“In America, one out of three homes with children has a gun, many kept unlocked or loaded. Every year thousands of kids are killed and injured as a result.
Parents ask all sorts of questions before their children visit other homes. The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Campaign 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.
The ASK Campaign was created in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Across the country, it has successfully inspired an estimated 19 million households to ask if there are guns where their children play. Join these parents and pledge to ASK this life-saving question at www.askingsaveskids.org/pledge. You can also learn about more ways to get involved in ASK, and how you can spread the ASK message in your community.”