This website tracks gun violence daily in the U.S. Every day 46 children are shot in murders, assaults, and suicides. In 2016 toddlers shot about one person a week (many of their victims were mothers and brothers)
8369 children were shot in 2015, 8867 in 2014 and in 2017 1532 children were shot in Chicago alone (according to the Chicago Tribune the number is probably higher) Guns are now the 3rd leading cause of child death in America.
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Federal Funding, Zero Tolerance and Inadequate Alternatives mean that more states are policing schools with armed officers. Before the 1970’s police were almost absent from elementary and junior high schools. Today we are punishing children to the full extent of the law for behaviors the child needs help managing if they are ever to read at grade level, graduate from high school and lead a normal life. Expelling and incarcerating children almost guarantees that kids will not leave school with the skills they need to live a productive life.
Today in American schools, 19,000 armed officers are dealing with an escalation of violence and criminal prosecutions for children as young as 5 years old. Prosecuting kids in place of using resources to help them adapt destroys the fabric of a child’s life and achieves the exact opposite of what children need and society expects from the school experience.
There are a significant number of us who believe it more important to punish bad behavior in children than it is to help them develop the skills they need to live.
When these folks hold sway in education, the institution suffers, the child suffers, and the community gains one more troubled adult a few years later. For too long, America has led the world in crime, incarceration, violence and troubled schools. While not the only reason, treating at risk children with behavioral problems as offenders instead of troubled youth has played a big role.
From January 2016; Gun Safety a Punishable Offense for Doctors in Florida;
Foster families in Oklahoma are suing the state because they were asked by DHS to store guns according to best safety practices, In Florida actual fines and threats of incarceration face doctors for similar acts. Imagine talking to parents about protecting their children against gun accidents & being fined for it. Gun deaths now outpace traffic deaths in 21 states & trending nationally (everywhere).
265 moms dads, brothers, sisters and selves were shot by very young children this year and over 10,000 children killed or injured annually by gunfire in America. More Americans are killed by toddlers with guns than Terrorists and yes, we do sell guns for five year olds.
Jun 19, 2017 – Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots.
Jun 19, 2017 – Handguns and other firearms cause the deaths of more children in the United States each year than the flu or asthma, according to a …
Jun 19, 2017 – Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says …. Boys accounted for 82% of allchild firearm deaths and about 84% of all nonfatal …
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Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence:4 are murdered2 die from … years of complete data from death certificates (2011-2015) and estimates of …
Jun 20, 2017 – A new CDC report finds nearly 1300 American children are killed by guns each year. But suicides and mental health are a big contributor.
Jun 20, 2017 – Nearly 1300 children are killed by guns every year in the United States and another 5800 are wounded, making firearms the third-biggest killer …
May 24, 2017 – Children die from gun accidents in the U.S. about once a week. Almost every deathbegins with the same basic circumstances. And each ends …
American children face substantial risk of exposure to firearm injury and death according to scientific literature. Learn more about gun violence today.
Jun 20, 2017 – Every child death is worth preventing, and gun owners with kids absolutely should store their weapons securely. But America’s gun problem is …
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