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  • 07/03/13
    Child Watch® Column: "That Gun Changed Our Lives Forever"
    “My heart was shattered while I was working at 60 Minutes when my only sister was shot and killed by her husband. There was a restraining order that stopped nothing.”
  • 06/21/13
    Child Watch® Column: "A Quiet American Epidemic"
    Thirteen-year-old Michael Graham, an eighth grader at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster, New York, was popular with his classmates and played football, basketball, and lacrosse. But this year on January 14th, Michael committed suicide using a pistol he had found in his home. Michael’s father had three unregistered handguns in the house: a .40 caliber, a 9mm, and a .44 Magnum.
  • 06/14/13
    Child Watch® Column: "We Can Do Better"
    Guns killed more preschoolers in one year than they did law-enforcement officers in the line of duty. Ask yourself if this is really what we as Americans meant by putting our children first?
  • 06/07/13
    Child Watch® Column: "Stress, Trauma, Loss, Rage"
    What if we looked at violence in America as a public health crisis rather than a crime problem? What if we look for promising practices and expanded the ones that work to eliminate the epidemic of violence that keeps our graveyards, jails, and prisons full? That is exactly the approach recommended by a panel of the nation’s leading gun violence researchers in a report released this week by the Institute of Medicine. Convened by the federal government in the wake of the Newtown shooting, the panel provides a national road map for the research that needs to be done to prevent gun violence and improve public safety, especially for our most vulnerable.
  • 04/24/13
    Protect Children, Not Guns: The Truth About Guns
    This fact sheet counters popular misconceptions about guns, children and guns, and gun safety legislation.
  • 01/18/13
    Protect Children, Not Guns: Gun Violence in the States, 2000-2010
    In the 11 years following the Columbine High School shooting, a total of 32,108 children and teens died in gun homicides, suicides and accidents across the United States. This is an average of 2,919 children and teens, or 117 classrooms of 25 children each, dying every year for 11 years. Every state lost children to gun violence between 2000 and 2010. Find out the rate of child and teen gun deaths in your state with our new fact sheet.
  • 01/03/13
    Federal Policy Agenda: Ensure Every Child a Safe Start
    CDF’s federal policy agenda to protect children instead of guns calls on the President and members of Congress to ensure every child a safe start through common sense gun safety laws, strengthened mental health resources, and a commitment to counter the culture of violence.
  • 01/03/13
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2013: Key Facts
    The Protect Children, Not Guns 2013 factsheet provides key facts of the most recent and reliable national and state data on gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. 18,270 children and teens died or were injured from guns in 2010.
  • 12/24/12
    A Christmas Day Prayer for America as We Celebrate the Birthday of the Most Famous Baby in History
    O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation where toddlers and school children die from guns sold quite legally.
  • 12/24/12
    A Christmas Day Prayer for America as We Celebrate the Birthday of the Most Famous Baby in History
    O God, forgive and help us transform our rich and powerful nation where toddlers and school children die from guns sold quite legally.
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