Moms demand action
rebecca noecker city council member, ward 2
Firearms are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. We have by far the highest rate of child mortality by firearm compared to similarly large and wealthy countries. In fact, 97% of all gun-related deaths of children in wealthy countries occur in the United States, a report from Global Health Policy shows.
As a mom, a neighbor, a former teacher and a public official, I’m horrified by this situation and I’m committed to doing all I can to change it.
With increasing gun violence in our country, we hear tragically often about children being caught in the crossfire of violent public acts. But what’s equally tragic, though less well known, is that many children die from guns they find in their own homes.