Activists & Nonprofits Mobilize In Response To Shooting & Increase In Child Gun Deaths
In Nashville, Tennessee, student activists from March For Our Lives and Students Demand Action (associated with Everytown for Gun Safety) have been protesting for gun reform and school safety, following a school shooting on March 27 that killed three children and three adults, as reported by Mashable. Their protests have intensified after the state’s Republican majority voted to expel two young representatives of color, Reps. Jones and Pearson. This comes amidst a recent Pew Research Center analysis of CDC data, which found that gun deaths among children and teens in the U.S. increased by 50% from 1,732 in 2019 to 2,590 in 2021. The gun death rate for minors also rose by 46%, reaching its highest point since 1999, according to reporting from Pew Research Center.
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