14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, fla. stopping teen gun violence tough when teens involved dont care, officer and others say bethany bruner 1 hr ago. Often, teens make bad decisions because they lack role models or are peer pressured to engage in illegal or dangerous activities. The overall firearm related crime or death rate of american children under the age of 15 is nearly 12 times higher than of children in 25 other countries combined. A gang of ak-47 toting teens gone bad took police on a wild ride through portsmouth and sciotoville. Teens exploited the chaos of dallas protests to steal dozens of firearms from gun store, feds allege demonte kelly, 18, erick montgomery, 18, and lejael rudley, 19, all face charges. white woman who pointed gun at a black mom and her teen daughter charged with assault a viral video showed a white woman point a gun at a black mom and daughter. Although most us teens are not outright anti-gun, many think stricter gun control laws would reduce mass shootings, according to a new survey. The gun control survey includes the opinions of 772 teens who were asked their thoughts between july 2017 and january 2018 before the shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland, florida. the ability of young teens to obtain guns has handed the power to kill to those with the least maturity and training to make that decision. I think its a big problem, said shira goodman, executive director of ceasefirepa, the statewide gun-violence prevention group based in philadelphia. if you or someone you know has been exposed to gun violence, there are resources that can help. Everytowns childrens responses to trauma provides information for parents and adults about how to support children and teens who have experienced a shooting or are upset by images of gun violence. differences in teen homicide, suicide, and firearm deaths by gender. In 2017, males ages 15 to 19 were more than three times more likely than females to die from suicide, (17. 4 per 100,000 population, respectively), and six times more likely to die from homicide (14.).