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Connecticut Child Advocate Releases Gun Report

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The Connecticut Child Advocate has released a report on children and gun deaths and injuries.

Since January of 2001, 94 youngsters between the ages of two and 17, were killed in Connecticut.  The vast majority of those killed were young boys, 77 percent.  Sixty-four percent were aged 15 to 17.

In addition, the child advocate’s report shows that there were 924 children injured by guns.  Forty-seven percent of the children killed by guns were from one of three cities: Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport.

Among its recommendations, the child advocate’s office is suggesting lawmakers should strengthen Connecticut’s assault weapons ban.  Also, the advocate is calling for requirements for background checks, safety, and permits.

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