Friday, December 14, 2012
Poster of the Week
One Child a Day
James B. Wood
National Coalition to Ban Handguns*
On December 14, 2012, a gunman killed 26 people, 20 of them children between the ages of 5 and 10, at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City. When will we make it harder to obtain guns?
One Child A Day...Every Day Each year, nearly 400 children under the age of 15 are killed with handguns in the United States. More than 100 children are murdered and over 300 are killed unintentionally. This figure does not even include youth suicide, the tenth leading cause of death among children. Help us save young lives. Support the National Coalition to Ban Handguns.
*In 1989, the National Coalition to Ban Handguns changed its name to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, in part because the group felt that "assault rifles" as well as handguns, should be outlawed.