Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Stray bullets in our communities

We write here about children being killed by stray bullets. Terrell Mayes, 3 year old Minneapolis boy was one such victim. There are way too many others. This new PSA video is in memory of Terrell and very aptly highlights the problem of stray bullets in our communities:

It's time to do something about this problem. Calling attention to the deaths of children from stray bullets is just one way. Stopping the illegal trafficking of guns is another. Changing our culture so that the idea of carrying guns around on our streets is just not acceptable and raising voices to call for change are just some ways of making a difference.

Stray bullets should not be killing our children.

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