ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 173
(House of Representatives - October 31, 2019)

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                          ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS

  (Mr. LEVIN of California asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LEVIN of California. Madam Speaker, every single day, eight kids 
are killed or injured by unintentional shootings with guns found in the 
home. Last week a 9-year-old child accidentally shot their 4-year-old 
sibling in the face at their home in Tennessee. Earlier this year a 4-
year-old boy in Oakland barely survived after accidentally shooting 
himself in the head with a gun he found under the pillow.
  These accidental shootings are preventable. That is why I am 
introducing the Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to 
reduce gun violence by providing a modest tax credit to incentivize the 
sale of things like gun safes. If we expand safe storage, we can reduce 
accidental shootings by 73 percent.
  It is not just accidental shootings. Over 75 percent of school 
shootings involve kids and teens having access to unsecured guns at 
home, and more than 80 percent of guns used by youth in suicide 
attempts were kept in the home of a victim, a relative, or a friend.
  There is much more we need to do to address gunfire, but this 
commonsense bill is a step we can take to save lives.

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