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Fulton County’s Solicitor General: Gun Violence Shapes Lives

Rapper 21 Savage speaks to event attendees about staying in school and not using guns.
Rapper 21 Savage speaks to event attendees about staying in school and not using guns.
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Fulton County’s solicitor general says he is certain that gun violence shapes the lives of children.

Every year, nationwide, nearly 3,000 children and teens are shot and killed. And another 1,200 are shot and injured. That’s according to a study done by the nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety.

Keith Gammage organized a rally at the Georgia International Convention Center this week for close to 1,000 students and children in the metro Atlanta area.

He took time out to tell WABE’s “Morning Edition” host, Lisa Rayam, that the goal is to get children and teens to put the guns down and stay out of the court system.