How to Ask if Guns in Your Community Are Safely Stored

June 21st is National ASK day, a campaign encouraging high school students to ask the people in their lives if they keep a gun in their home, and if it is safely stored. Her Campus at UVic has partnered with Her Campus at Harvard to spread this message that is relevant to both the United States and Canada. Here is a step by step guide on how to ask if the guns in your community are safely stored.


1. Figure out who to ask

Ask your relatives. Ask your host parents. Ask your roommate. Ask the family you babysit for. Ask your Airbnb host. Ask your friends. Ask the party host. Ask your date.


2. Start with other questions


3. Then ask the three-part question - Do you have a gun? Is it secured? Is it stored separate from the ammunition?


4. Share some stats


Bonus tips:

Acknowledge the awkward

Don’t be confrontational

Try asking through clubs at school


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