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

Monday, June 17, 2013

Another blog about kid shootings

We have learned that other people are now blogging about shootings of and by kids. It's great to have company with this effort because it's very hard to keep track of all of the shootings involving children. Sad, but true. So here is a link to the Gun Crisis Reporting Project. Below are just a few of the entries:
  • A 12-year-old girl was killed and three more people were wounded in Providence, RI, early this morning, according to wpri.com 
  • According to the New York Post,  a nine-year-old girl -- shot Friday night in the Bronx -- was the third child struck by a stray bullet in the city during the past month 
  • A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Staten Island, according to silive.com 
  • A child was shot while sleeping in the same bed with his mother in Kansas early Thursday, according to KSN.com 
You get the idea. There are more entries in this blog. We would also like to point out that New York Times writer and blogger Joe Nocera is writing a regular column called The Gun Report in which he is reporting gun incidents in America. Most often his report includes the deaths and injuries of children.

There is also the American Gun Victims Wall Facebook Page, the Ohh Shoot! blog, and the Today's Accidental Shootings blog.

We are thankful to these folks because it's important that we are reporting the factual information about such an important issue.

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