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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.
Bypass the Legislature on MAEP
April 9, 2014, Jackson Frees Press
Adults are children’s biggest problems
April 4, 2014, St. Louis American
"Mama, Get Me Away From Around Here!"
April 4, 2014, HuffPost Politics
Miss. judge tosses murder charge in stillborn death case
April 3, 2014, Clarion Ledger
Dr. Marian Wright Edelman is Inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.
Listen to her Speak for young people all over the world.
The CDF Freedom Schools program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Since 1995 over 90,000 children have had a CDF Freedom Schools experience.
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