The Children’s Defense Fund released their Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 report last week, and it conveys some harsh truths about gun violence in America.
Guns are causing the deaths of thousands and thousands of children each year. In 2008 and 2009, gun homicide was the leading cause of death among black teens.
Young black males die from gun violence at a rate 2.5 times higher than Latino males, and eight times higher than white males. Gun injuries are suffered by black teens at a rate ten times higher than white teens.