iOS app Android app

Children Gun Deaths

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.31.2014 | 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?

WATCH: My 12-Year-Old Son Was Accidentally Shot And Killed By His Friend

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

On Christmas Eve almost 16 years ago, Ann Marie Crowell's 12-year-old son Brian was playing at a friend's house. The boys found a gun, and Brian was a...

Professor: Concealed Carry Class Told Us To Store Loaded Guns Under The Bed

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Dr. Ty L. Bullard claimed in an op-ed in The Charlotte Observer last week that a local law enforcement officer in North Carolina told students in a st...

This Is How Many Children Are Wounded By Guns Every Year

Posted 10.28.2013 | Crime

Every year more than 7,000 children with gunshot wounds are admitted to hospitals in the United States, according to a new study that was presented Su...

Protecting Our Children: The Most Deadly Risks Are Not Far Away

Anne Goddard | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

If you considered law enforcement to be a dangerous occupation, it turns out that it is not nearly as perilous as being a young child. Almost twice as many preschool-age children die from gun violence than police officers killed in the line of duty.