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Recruitment of Kids to the Gun Culture

Table of Contents


Section One: "An Old-Fashioned Wrestling Match for the Hearts and Minds of Our Children"

Section Two: Selected Photos and Advertisements

Section Three: School Shootings in America

Section Four: Statistics

This is the complete text and a sampling of the photos from the VPC study Start 'Em Young: Recruitment of Kids to the Gun Culture. For information on how to order a hard copy of this study, please return to the publications page.

The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational organization that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.

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