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For more than 20 years, CDF has produced a gun report “Protect Children, Not Guns” which documents the epidemic of gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. Gun violence saturates our children’s lives. More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre. The number of children under 5 killed by guns in 2010 was more than the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that same year. Between 1979 and 2010, 119,079 children and teens died from guns. This is more deaths in 32 years than U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined. Download our new fact sheet “The Truth About Guns”, distribute the most up-to-date key facts on child and teen gun deaths and injuries and take action by signing a petition to the President and members of Congress demanding they #ProtectChildrenNotGuns.
Study Shows Poverty's Impacts on Children
August 12, 2014, The Advertiser
After Shooting, a Twitter Hashtag Questions Portrayal of Blacks
August 12, 2014, The New York Times
A Summer of Enrichment Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success
August 5, 2014, District Chronicles
A Healthy Child Is a Better Student
August 5, 2014, Education Week
A Mississippi Freedom Summer Pilgrimage
July 29, 2014, Black Press USA
We mourn the loss of Maya Angelou’s powerful presence. Remember. Pay tribute by listening to her beautiful words and her lyrical poetry.
Rev. Otis Moss III Preaching at The Samuel Dewitt-Procotor Institute .
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