MNAAP is collaborating with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to promote safe gun storage and reduce child gun deaths as part of Moms Demand Action’s Be SMART campaign. Be SMART is a non-judgmental approach that encourages families with firearms to Secure all guns in their home, Model responsible behavior around guns, Ask about their presence of unsecured guns in the homes of other children, Recognize the role of guns in suicide, and Tell your peers to be smart.
For handouts and resources that can be placed in pediatric clinics or guide discussions about firearm safety in the clinic office, please see:
For MNAAP members interested in joining Moms Demand Action legislative work focused on gun safety (e.g. supporting laws that require universal background checks and red flag laws that take guns out of the possession of at-risk individuals):
- Register for the Moms Demand Action MN Advocacy Week healthcare working group session on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. here: https://act.
everytown.org/event/moms- demand-action-event/40250/ signup/
- Sign up for Moms Demand Action MN Advocacy Day on Wednesday, March 17 at 9 a.m.: https://act.everytown.