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For more than 20 years, CDF has produced a gun report “Protect Children, Not Guns” which documents the epidemic of gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. Gun violence saturates our children’s lives. More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre. The number of children under 5 killed by guns in 2010 was more than the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that same year. Between 1979 and 2010, 119,079 children and teens died from guns. This is more deaths in 32 years than U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined. Download our new fact sheet “The Truth About Guns”, distribute the most up-to-date key facts on child and teen gun deaths and injuries and take action.
Colorado College Sends 508 Graduates into the World
May 20, 2013, InfoTech
Four Feisty Females Beat the Odds, Look to College
May 17, 2013, Public News Service
Congressman Tierney, Joined by the Children's Defense Fund, Unveils New “Smart Gun” Bill to Help Prevent Gun Violence
May 15, 2013, Children's Defense Fund
Working to Improve Nutrition in Schools
May 15, 2013, Washington Post
Study: MCS Suspends Black Students More Often than Others
May 13, 2013, WMCTV 5
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