“Is there a gun where your child plays?” Asking this simple question is an important step every parent can take to help their kids stay safe.

About 1/3 of homes with kids have guns, many left unlocked or loaded. Just talking to your child about the dangers of firearms is not enough. Children are naturally curious. If a gun is accessible in someone’s home, there is a good chance a child will find it and play with it. Countless tragedies have occurred when kids found guns that parents thought were well hidden or safely stored.

ASK was created in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Click here to read tips to make asking easier.

ASK Day 2014 is on June 21, 2014! Please check back for more information on how to participate in this year’s ASK Day!

Visit the Facebook Page for the Allegheny County Asking Saves Kids Campaign here.