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Be SMART - Gun Safety and Secure Gun Storage

As educators, we strive to establish a safe environment for children, advocate for children's needs and work with others invested in the health and well-being of children. We are pleased to support the Be SMART secure gun storage campaign. The Northville Public Schools' Board of Education passed a resolution in support of gun safety and safe gun storage.
Firearm-related deaths and injuries are a national public health crisis. Firearms are the second leading cause of death among children in the U.S. These deaths are preventable and safe gun storage is a critical component to firearm injuries and deaths. 4.6 million children live in homes with unsecured guns.
The Be SMART campaign was launched in 2015 to promote responsible gun ownership in order to reduce child gun deaths. Whether you're a gun owner, or you know someone who owns a gun, there is a role for everyone in the conversation around secure gun storage. Be SMART is a framework that parents, caretakers, and community leaders can follow to help keep their communities safe. Ultimately, you can help prevent kids from accessing firearms by storing them securely, and encouraging others to do the same. Because children deserve to feel safe, no matter where they are.
Here's how to Be SMART:
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