Great Heart of Love, help us to do everything possible to stop the senseless deaths of children who often have easy access to guns in the home.

Fact: Every day, an average of 20 American children are hospitalized from injuries caused by firearms. Another 3,000 die every year before they get to the emergency room. For people 15 to 19, firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death, behind motor vehicle crashes. (USA Today) Friend of Children, help us find the ways, through public awareness and legislation, to give priority to protecting the lives of children over protecting the rights of gun owners. Let us heed the call of pediatricians urging parents to remove guns from the home or store them securely, locked and unloaded.

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