On a Friday night this year on the South Side of Chicago, Darrion, 14, watched while another teenager practiced putting pressure on a fake bullet wound, checked for a pulse and began two-handed chest compressions on a teen pretending to be a gunshot victim. Along with a dozen other teens, Darrion was attending a first responder training course held by a youth-led anti-violence organization, Good Kids Mad City. Darrion, a soft-spoken rising ninth-grader who lives in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood, was there to learn life-saving skills in case he comes across a shooting victim.
We need your help to stand up to the cowardly politicians, the hateful rhetoric, the NRA, and everyone else who puts money and special interest before our loved ones. These are important questions to answer. That is why Brady relies on the most accurate resources available when looking to understand the way gun violence impacts the U.
The grim total includes more than 80 young musicians, 30 dancers, 40 community volunteers, at least 80 infants and toddlers and 40 college-bound seniors. In the 12 months since the Parkland school shooting, nearly 1, American children and teenagers have been killed with guns. The profiles are simple and devastating.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Today marks one year since the February 14,shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Floridaduring which seventeen people, including fourteen teenagers, were killed. But this toll pales in comparison to the carnage from gun violence across the country between then and now.
The die-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. Photo by Haley Samsel for Youth Radio. Adult-led groups have been fighting gun violence for years.
A group of students — including some who survived the shooting last month at a high school in Parkland, Florida — led the charge in organizing the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence event in Washington, DC, on Saturday emulated in hundreds of cities and towns across the country and around the globe. They were joined on stage by many others who've been touched by gun violence, including young people of color whose communities have been disproportionately affected. In the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead, some of the young activists have become targets for right-wing conspiracy theories and viciously criticized online by people, including lawmakerswho disagree with their positions on gun regulation.
As a teenager and a Unitarian Universalist, I have no choice but to speak up against the failure of our government to protect its youth from gun violence. He is surrounded by fellow classmates. At the end of their shooting spree, with thirteen dead and many more injured, they turned the guns on themselves and died by suicide.
Gun violence has been at the forefront of American political discourse since Feb. The conversation has focused especially on gun violence among teenagers and childrenand several recent studies illustrate the alarming extent to which American kids are killed and injured by firearms. In that sense, it's fitting that most visible faces of the movement for stronger gun laws are, at least at the moment, young people.
The funding does not provide additional profit for me other than covering my time to work on the projects. This funding is to support research projects focused on violence and injury prevention. Rebecca Cunningham receives funding from NIH for firearm injury prevention research, as well as from the CDC for injury and violence prevention.