Partnership for Safety of Children Around Firearms Launches Store it Safe Campaign

The Ohio Section, American Institute of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) has collaborated with gun proprietors, pediatricians and others to make the Association for Security of Youngsters Around Guns, and a test case program called Store it Safe, to empower safe stockpiling of guns and teach families about wellbeing issues.

“A quarter century of Ohio districts have had weapon related unintentional wounds and passings in youngsters under 18 since 2015,” said Melissa Wervey Arnold, President, Ohio Part, American Foundation of Pediatrics. “It was clear we expected to address this developing issue and draw assets from different associations to frame this first-of-its-kind organization.”

The Organization has been established on the conviction that weapon possession is an individual decision. It won’t participate in debating gun proprietor rights. The Organization incorporates the Buckeye Guns Affiliation, Dark Wing Shooting Center, Kiwanis Club of Columbus and numerous other invested individuals.

The objectives of the Association are to:

– Prevent gun related, accidental passings and suicides among kids and teenagers

– Change the approach in discussing gun security

– Store it Safe and show youngsters security around guns

Kiwanis Club of Columbus has given $10,000 to buy firearm bolt boxes that will be passed out at 2 and 3-year-old well-visit registration in a few Across the nation Youngsters’ Healing center pediatric workplaces in focal Ohio.

“We accept firmly in the second alteration, however we additionally have faith in being a mindful weapon proprietor and ensuring our youngsters,” said Gerard Valentino, fellow benefactor, Buckeye Guns Affiliation. “This organization is special and we’re excited to be a piece of it and have all gatherings at the table to talk about firearm wellbeing.”

For more data about weapon wellbeing and Ohio AAP’s drives, visit:

The Ohio Section of the American Institute of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP) advances the wellbeing, security and prosperity of kids and youths so they may achieve their maximum capacity. The Ohio AAP attempts to finish this by tending to the necessities of youngsters, their families, and their groups, and by supporting Section individuals through promotion, training, research, benefit, and enhancing the frameworks through which they convey pediatric care. For more data, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Southworth, Ohio AAP, 614-846-6258,

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