Gun Violence Prevention

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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.

Recent Blogs

  • Enough is enough.

    This weekend offered a shocking and shameful example of American exceptionalism at its worst: two mass shootings within a span of 24 hours.

  • “He will be forever 3 years old”

    “He will be forever 3 years old.” These were the words of Arika Williams shortly after her 3-year-old son Aiden accidentally shot and killed himself last year in South Carolina.

  • Extreme Risk Laws: Preventing Tragedies Before They Occur

    “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” This was the chilling comment made by the Parkland shooter in a video posted online in September 2017—more than a year before he took the lives of 17 classmates and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Shamefully, this was just one of many early warning signs.

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