Gun Violence Prevention

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Stay updated on recent work to protect children not guns.

Recently Released Research

The Children’s Defense Fund’s Parent and Child Trends Survey was conducted to amplify the voice of children and parents in the national conversation on a wide range of issues, from current worries to future hopes and dreams, and from emotional to physical safety and wellbeing. “School Shootings Spark Everyday Worries” summarizes the survey’s findings on children’s and parent’s views on gun violence and school safety, which show that fear of school shootings is a top concern for families across the country.
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The Small Arms Survey recently released Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbersa briefing paper on gun ownership in the United States and around the world. This new research shows global firearm ownership is on the rise and America owns nearly half of the world’s 857 million firearms. Read the full briefing paper
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Recent Blogs

  • Always Expecting Something to Happen

    It is past time for Congress to hear and heed our children’s calls. Gun violence is not an inevitable or intractable problem. Congress can—and must—strengthen background checks, ban assault weapons, and pass other gun safety measures to ensure all children a chance to grow up free from violence and fear.

  • What President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Means for Our Nation’s Children and Families

    President Biden recently released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget request to Congress to strengthen the economy, address longstanding racial disparities, and ensure a more equitable future for our children. After a year marked by such dramatic change and drastic negative impact on children’s lives, we need meaningful investments in supports for children and families. President Biden’s FY22 budget request starts to do just that.

  • President Biden is Taking Action to End Gun Violence—and Congress Must Follow Suit

    Today, President Biden announced a series of executive actions to curb America’s longstanding and growing gun violence epidemic. These lifesaving reforms represent the boldest federal action against gun violence in nearly 30 years—and a major victory for the movement to protect children, not guns.

Child Watch® Columns

  • Time to Act

    “He went there and shot my teacher—and told my teacher good night and shot her in the head. And then he shot some of my […]

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  • “What Are We Doing?”

    The funerals for the ten Black community members who were murdered while grocery shopping in Buffalo on May 14 are not even over—but it happened […]

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  • “A Morally Inclement Climate”

    April 4th was the 54th anniversary of the assassination of our nation’s prophet of nonviolence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On the same day we […]

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