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Child Gun Deaths

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Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week got off to a horrifying start as a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot a gun range instructor with a fully automatic Uzi. While the manager of the Bullets and Burgers range promised a "policy review," how about one for the country? Let's look at why 30 states allow children to own long guns; at why the number of kids dying from gunshot wounds is up nearly 60 percent in 10 years; at why twice as many kids die each year from guns than cancer; at why almost 200 children died from gun violence the year after Sandy Hook. And at what it says about our real regard for child safety that all this can be true while, last month, a mom was arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play alone at a playground. This latest gun-related tragedy certainly has more than one victim. How many more children's lives have to be destroyed for us to come to our senses?

Katy Hall

The Horrific Risk Of Gun Violence For Black Kids In America, In 4 Charts | Katy Hall | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices

In a moving letter to the family of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, mourned the American epidemic of gun violence against chil...

Dad Charged In Death Of Girl, 3, Who Shot Self In Head

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

A Florida man faces criminal charges after his daughter fatally shot herself with a pistol that he left lying around his Lake Worth home, according to...

"Buy a Gun for Your Son" But Let the Neighbors Know About It

Roxane Assaf | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Roxane Assaf

In 1965 Pete Seeger didn't "feel like applauding" at the end of Tom Paxton's live performance of "Buy a Gun for Your Son." Then he added, "But it's...

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Accidental Shooting

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A 10-year-old girl died Monday morning from gunshot wounds she suffered in an accidental shooting the night before, MetroNews of West Virginia reports...

At Least 194 Children Have Been Killed With A Gun Since Newtown

Mother Jones | Posted 02.09.2014 | Crime

You've heard this story before, the one that played out again the week of Thanksgiving--this time in Lakeland, Florida--where 2-year-old Taj Ayesh got...