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.

Recent Blogs

  • Never Again: America’s Unfulfilled Promise

    Seven years ago today, twenty first graders walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School but never walked out.

  • New Report Highlights the Truth About Guns in America

    This week, CDF released Protect Children, Not Guns 2019, a report that analyzes the latest fatal and nonfatal gun injury data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for children and teens.

  • CEOs Call on Senate to Address Gun Violence Crisis

    In the United States, a child or teen is killed with a gun every 2 hours and 34 minutes. Between routine gunfire and mass shootings, our national obsession with guns continues to result in the senseless and unnecessary loss of young lives.

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