Gun Violence: Saving Young Lives – “It’s Not Rocket Science”

Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, writes a weekly column entitled “Child Watch”.  Her column also appears each week in The Huffington Post.

In a recent posting, Mrs. Edelman proposes how treating gun violence scientifically like a health epidemic can overcome many of the obstacles and objections.

This is how the epidemic of teen deaths in the 1960’s from auto accidents was addressed, saving an estimated 325,000 lives over a 35 year period.

Read Mrs. Edelman’s column “Its Not Rocket Science” here.

ADDITIONAL FOOD FOR THOUGHT:   Youth & Child Deaths from Gun Violence vs Worldwide Deaths form H5N1 Avian “Bird Flu”.

  • In 2010 alone, 2,694 children & teens died from gun violence in the USA.
  • In July 2013 the WHO (World Heath Organization) announced a total of 630 confirmed human cases of “Bird Flu” – WORLDWIDE – which resulted in the deaths of 375 people since 2003.
  • Since 2003, millions of people were immunized against “Bird Flu”.
  • Between 2003 and 2013, no meaningful attempts were made to “immunize” children & youth from gun violence and death.