Slides from Senate Judiciary Study Committee Hearing on MaKayla’s Law

On Wednesday November 2, 2016, The Safe Tennessee Project was asked to speak about unintentional shootings involving children in Tennessee and MaKayla’s Law.  Below are the slides from our presentation including the 20/20 video clip.

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Citations from the presentation —

Chronicle of Agony: Gun Accidents Kill at Least 1 Kid Every Other Day
USA Today and  Associated Press
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/14/ap-usa-today-gun-accidents-children/91906700/

Accidental Shootings of Children – sortable list of states http://projects.oregonlive.com/guns/accidental-shootings/

Memphis First in Accidental Child Shootings
The Tennessean and Commercial Appeal
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2016/10/14/memphis-first-accidental-child-shootings/91921794/

When Kids Pull the Trigger, Who’s Responsible?
Newsweek
http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/21/when-kids-pull-trigger-who-responsible-507656.html

Adult Gun Owners Must Protect Children’s Lives
Editorial in Knoxville News Sentinel http://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/10/20/adult-gun-owners-must-protect-childrens-lives/92406632/

Gun storage practices and risk of youth suicide and unintentional firearm injuries
Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15701912

State Firearm Laws, Firearm Ownership, and Safety Practices Among Families of Preschool-Aged Children
American Journal of Public Health
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301928

Preventing Gun Deaths in Children
New England Journal of Medicine
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1215606#t=article

Safe Storage of Firearms
The American Academy of Pediatrics
https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/state-advocacy/Documents/Safe%20Storage.pdf

Eddie Eagle Program
NRA Explore
https://eddieeagle.nra.org/parents/

Gun Safety Rules
NRA Explore
https://gunsafetyrules.nra.org/

Guns and Your Children
The Well-Armed Woman
http://thewellarmedwoman.com/guns-and-your-children

Firearms Responsibility in the Home
National Shooting Sports Foundation
http://www.nssf.org/safety/lit/FRITH.pdf

The NRA May Be Misusing Its Child Gun-Safety Program
The Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-nra-may-be-misusing-its-child-gun-safety-program-2016-10

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