NJEA supports SJR-67 (Weinberg)/ AJR-37 (Mosquera, Chaparro) which designates June 21 of each year as “ASK Day” to promote children’s health and gun safety. The joint resolution seeks to promote the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) campaign which encourages parents to add one more safety question to a conversation before their child visits other homes: “Is there an unlocked gun in your house?”
The ASK campaign is sponsored by the Brady Campaign, which has sought to prevent gun violence for over 30 years. According to the Brady Campaign, one in three homes with children have guns, many of which may be unlocked and loaded. Tragically, approximately 80 percent of unintentional firearm deaths of children take place in a home.
NJEA continues to support efforts to lessen the number of handguns accessible to children. Protecting the health and safety of New Jersey’s children is of the utmost importance.
We urge you to vote “yes” on SJR-67/AJR-37.
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