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Gun Death

Authorities: 5-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl At Birthday Party

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | Crime

GASTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a g...

Gun Death And Bringing America Back to Life

Shane Claiborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I was talking to a friend about my anger over the 300 lives lost in our city this year to gun violence. My friend said in an attempt to console me: "It's just the way the world is." I'm not willing to give up that easy.

We Must Do Better: Look at the Facts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The gun lobby has been enriching gun manufacturers at the expense of our children's safety for far too long. For years the National Rifle Association has blocked the truth and actively fought against the passage and enforcement of gun safety laws.

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

Guns Kill More People Than Motor Vehicles in 12 States & DC

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Nationwide, motor vehicle fatalities have steadily declined over decades, the result of careful strategies implemented to reduce deaths on the road. Meanwhile, violent gun deaths have continued unabated.

Police: Dad Kills Son While Cleaning Gun

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Crime

FAIRMONT, N.C. -- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was killed in North Carolina when he was shot by his father while the parent cleaned a shotgun. R...

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

Gun Deaths Outpace Motor Vehicle Deaths in the DMV (DC, MD, VA)

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC
Josh Sugarmann

Gun deaths now outpace motor vehicle deaths in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. That's according to a new analysis by my organization, the Violence Policy Center, of just-released federal firearm and motor vehicle deaths data.