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We deplore gun related violence, the fact remains that a child or family member is far, far more likely to be killed while some idiot on the road is texting, or phoning or checking their PDA and GPS.
Here is a site that relates what the dangers are. The average time, this site points out, to focus on information on any device is five seconds. And during that time, if you are driving some 55 mph, you have gone the distance of an entire football field with out looking at the road!