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Keeping Kids and Teens Safer:

Gun Violence Prevention Group Presents BeSMART Program

Nearly 100 children under the age of 17 die from unintentional shootings every year in the U.S., and more than 400 commit suicide with a gun.

On Sunday March 20, 4-5 p.m., the OC chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is presenting the BeSMART Child Access and Prevention Program.

The Be SMART campaign focuses on education about child gun deaths and responsible gun storage. “Be SMART” calls on parents and caretakers to take these five simple steps:

Secure all guns in your home and vehicles;

Model responsible behavior around guns;

Ask about the presence of unsecured guns in other homes;

Recognize the risks of teen suicide;

Tell your peers to be SMART.

The event is at a private home in Orange. Please RSVP at: to learn location details.

Also visit and or @MomsDemand.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots movement to mobilize moms and families to advocate for stronger gun laws.

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