A year after the Parkland shooting on Valentine’s Day, February 14, US gun related deaths of children and teens continue. When they weren’t killed by active shooters, kids died in accidents and murder suicides.
No US city has been as scarred by gun violence as Wilmington, DE, ranked the ‘most dangerous place in America’ for youth. But with the help of the CDC and computer data, shootings among juveniles are dropping.
Find out statistics on the number of US gun related deaths of teens and children since Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. On the school shooting anniversary, 1,200 kids have died.
After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, student activists and survivors ‘called BS’ on the National Rifle Association, pushed gun reform laws and registered young voters.
In the year since the Parkland shooting, murder suicides and domestic violence killed more than 100 children across the United States, an investigation by nonprofit gun violence site The Trace, Miami Herald and McClatchy found.
For accidental firearm deaths, not all US states have laws, and prosecutors must decide whether to charge a mother, father or other family member. Since Parkland, at least 154 kids were shot unintentionally.
After the Parkland shooting, data on gun-related deaths of school-age children were obtained through nonprofit research group Gun Violence Archive, and police and news media reports, to track the number of victims.
President Donald Trump doubled down on recommendations to arm school personnel to stop mass shootings as students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. called for Americans to focus on steps that can be agreed on instead of political differences.
The NRA’s political spending is sharply down ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, which could reflect a drop in fundraising following mass shootings in Parkland, Florida and elsewhere and an FBI probe into the group’s Russia ties.