Yesterday, the Children's Defense Fund New York released a report showing that more children "died as a result of gun violence in 2003 – more than the number of American fighting men and women killed in hostile action in Iraq from 2003 to April 2006." New York had the fourth highest number of children dying from firearms, and in New York City, one child is killed a week. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was on hand for the report's release, as the City Council looks to pass a couple gun control laws next week, and said, "The report provides further evidence that gun violence is a serious threat to kids across New York City." The gun control bills on the table includes the Gun Offender Registration Act and bans on gun coloration kits. The Mayor will sign the gun control bills, as he's been aggressive, through stings and calling for a coalition of mayors, about beefing up gun control in the city.
Read the Children's Defense Fund report here (PDF).