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Only a fraction of gun deaths in teenagers are the result of accidents. Most teen firearms deaths are homicides and suicides. (Source: Centers for Disease Control)


Young girls hate shooting. More than 33,000 girls across America enjoy shooting programs through 4-H; another 200 participate in the national Scholastic Clay Targets Program.

About the Author

Canadian-born Caitlin Kelly has been a professional writer and editor for over 20 years and lives in the New York City area.


Caitlin Kelly, a reporter for the New York Daily News, has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Glamour, Penthouse, New York and many other publications in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

A former reporter at The Globe and Mail and the Montreal Gazette, in 1998 she won a Canadian National Magazine Award for humor. She has been a Poynter Institute fellow, a fellow with Journalists in Europe and a three-time fellow at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism.

She has taught at New York University, Pace University, Concordia University, Marymount College and the Hudson Valley Writers' Center. She has been a guest speaker at the American Society of Journalists and Authors annual conference, The College Media Association, The Newswomen's Club of New York, and the Hartford Writers' Conference.


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