According to the Children's Defense Fund:
In 2008, 2947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and, 2,793 died in 2009 for a total of 5,740 -- one child or teen every three hours, eight every day, 55 every week for two years. Six times as many children and teens --
34,387 -- suffered nonfatal gun injuries as gun deaths in 2008 and 2009. This is equal to one child or teen every 31 minutes, 47 every day, and 331 children and teens every week... 116,385 children and teens have been killed by a gun since 1979 (when gun data was first collected)...
Today, 16.4 million children in the United States live in poverty. Nearly one in four children under the age of five is poor...
All I can say is, THANK GOD we're such a Christian nation -- just imagine how our war on our own children would be going if we were anything else!
There is Only One. Love Every One. Feed Every One.
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.