In the United States, one out of three homes with children has a gun, and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with a loaded, unlocked gun. Gun violence is an epidemic killing more than 30,000 people every year. Nationally, guns still kill twice as many children and young people than cancer, five times as many than heart disease and 15 times more than infection, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
Imagine a future where no child is killed with a gun. GunFreeKids.org works to reverse this trend of gun violence by building a community of activists to commit to political organizing on the grassroots /netroots level, state by state. GunFreeKids.org puts pressure on political leaders to take legislative action.
- Andy Pelosi | President