Protect Children, Not Guns 2008

Release Date: May 28, 2008
File Size: 600 KB
File Format: pdf

CDF's 2008 report Protect Children, Not Guns tracks the first increase in the number of gun deaths among children and teens since 1994. Based on the most recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report shows that 3,006 children and teens died in 2005 from firearms after more than a decade of decline.

Protect Children, Not Guns documents the high toll of gun violence on our society and recommends what individuals, communities and policymakers can do to reverse the increase in gun violence. It calls on Congress to pass common sense gun safety measures that will help decrease the availability of guns and ensure they don't fall into the wrong hands; communities to organize nonviolent conflict resolution support groups, and families to remove guns from their homes as the presence of firearms increases the risk of homicide and suicide in the home.

View previous editions of the Protect Children, Not Guns report.