Gillette Children’s applauds recent federal action to enact gun safety reforms. Gun violence is a serious and pervasive public health concern which disproportionately affects children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gun violence is the leading cause of death for children and teenagers in the United States.
As a pediatric health care provider and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Gillette possesses a unique perspective on the physical and emotional toll gun violence has on communities. We believe that no family should have to mourn the loss of a child—and no child should have their future cut short—because of gun violence. Gillette supports bipartisan efforts to pass meaningful gun safety and violence prevention legislation that improves safety for children and families.
About Gillette Children’s
Founded in 1897, Gillette Children’s is a global beacon of care for patients who have brain, bone and movement conditions that start in childhood. Gillette collaborates with patients, families and medical partners to redefine what’s possible for children with complex medical challenges through clinical leadership, research and global advocacy.