Firearms were the leading cause of death among children under the age of 19 in 2020. Until then, motor vehicle accidents had spent the last 60 years as the leading cause of death for kids.
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Eleven-year-old Davon McNeal was one of several children gunned down by gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend. His dream was to play for the NFL and buy his mother "the biggest house."
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Family members who have lost a loved one because of gun violence leave remembrance items inside the glass bricks of the four houses that are the cornerstone of the Gun Violence Memorial Project.
Colin Goddard was shot four times, but says he received an outpouring of support as he recovered. He worries about others who didn't get the same kind of support.
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A makeshift shrine to the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Slate and a citizen journalist are trying to track gun deaths across the nation since that Dec. 14 mass shooting.
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