PAX: Real Solutions To Gun Violence
PAX works to bring an end to the gun violence epidemic in America -- an epidemic that kills 8 children every day. Through innovative public health campaigns, PAX promotes practical, non-political solutions that all Americans can embrace -- solutions that help protect our families and children and work immediately to save lives.
PAX, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, created the ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Campaign. The ASK Campaign is a national public health initiative that provides something real almost every parent can do to keep their children safe. Based on the astonishing fact that over 40% of homes with children have a gun, many of which are kept unlocked or loaded, the ASK Campaign encourages parents to ASK if there are guns in the homes where their children play. It is a simple idea that is probably saving lives every day.
SPEAK UP helps students prevent school shootings through 1-866-SPEAK-UP, the nation's only anonymous hotline for students to report weapon threats in their schools. SPEAK UP works with students, educators and parents in lots of ways to bring the SPEAK UP message to their schools and towns.