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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 getting national, state, and local organizations to sign an organizational sign-on letter to the Senate.
Black Caucus pushes Medicaid expansion, health disparities data
April 12, 2013, The Columbus Dispatch
Children's Defense Fund Applauds President Obama for Investments in Children
April 10, 2013, Children's Defense Fund
Youth Incarceration Rate Falls in Ohio and Nationally Without Reducing Public Safety
February 27, 2013, CDF-Ohio
Gun-control advocates rally for new laws
February 23, 2013, The Columbus Dispatch
Akron schools disciplining black students at higher rate than other urban districts
January 13, 2013, Akron Beacon Journal
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