Richard Buery on the Huffington Post: After Newtown, Arming Parents and Schools Against Violence

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The tragic events in Newtown have led to many important conversations about guns, school safety and mental health services.

Like many who work with children and families in high-poverty communities across the country, my colleagues at The Children's Aid Society have too much experience seeing young people with incredible promise killed by guns. In the last five years alone, 10 young people in our care were murdered and many more have had a friend or family member killed by guns.

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all children have every opportunity to live free from violence.

Read my latest piece on the Huffington Post.