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Protect Children Not Guns 2012

Protect Children Not Guns 2012

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Published by: Peggy Satterfield on Sep 27, 2012
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PROTECT CHILDREN
NOT GUNS 2012
THIS REPORT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF TRAYVON MARTINAND THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERSKILLED BY GUNS EACH YEAR IN AMERICA.
Children’s Defense Fund
 
© 2012 Children’s Defense Fund. All rights reserved.
T
he Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind
®
mission is to ensure every child a
Healthy Start 
, a
Head Start 
, a
Fair Start 
, a
Safe Start 
and a
Moral Start 
in life and successfulpassage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for
all 
the children of America who cannotvote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minoritychildren and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children andencourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit public charity supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations.
Mission Statement
 
Table of Contents
Overview
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2Foreword
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4Stand Up and Take Action
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6Child and Teen Gun Deaths
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9Child and Teen Gun Injuries
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16Guns in Cities
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18State Trends
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23International Gun Comparisons
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30Debunking the Myths About Guns
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32Selected Organizations Working to Prevent Gun Violence
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
34Appendix
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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