Skip to comments.Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds
Posted on 06/19/2017 4:41:53 PM PDT by Ennis85
About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded about 5,800 children each year. Boys accounted for 82% of all child firearm deaths while black children were 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun, according to the study. More than half of these deaths were homicides while 38% were ruled suicide. The study, published in Pediatrics on Monday, also found 6% of firearm-related deaths were fatalities from accidental gun injuries.
"Firearm injuries are a leading cause of death among US children aged one to 17 years and contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children," said CDC's Katherine Fowler, who led the study. "About 19 children a day die or are medically treated in an emergency department for a gunshot wound in the US," she told Reuters. CDC researchers examined national data in what they describe as "the most comprehensive examination of current firearm-related deaths and injuries among children in the United States to date". The study found a 60% increase in gun suicides from 2007-15, according an analysis of national injury records.
Suicide was most likely to occur when children were dealing with stressful circumstances or relationship problems with a boyfriend, girlfriend or family member, the study revealed. White children and Native American children were four to five times more likely to die by firearm suicide. Accidental gun deaths appeared to happen most frequently among children playing with firearms.
The study comes as a four-year-old Pennsylvania boy shot himself in the face and died on Sunday. Police in Monroe County have not charged anyone in the boy's death.
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Is that all Chicago is responsible for? It seems light.
Far fewer deaths than deaths by abortion. Perhaps we should outlaw abortion to save kids!
What are the stats if you take out Chicago and New Orleans?
I’m going to guess that 1200 of these 1300 children are about the ague of 16.5 and they are being shot by children about the age of 15.
How many were committing a felony at the time of death?
Guns did all of that ?
Hmmm.. I’m supposed to respect the CDC in regards to vaccinations ?
These people are geniuses.
I’m calling BS on this. Is this another one of those studies that counts 24 years and younger as kids?
Based on an analysis of prior research, the Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. On the CDC's official list, that would rank just behind heart disease and cancer, which each took about 600,000 lives in 2014, and in front of respiratory disease, which caused about 150,000 deaths.
....black children were 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun...
From drive bys. Done by those who don’t care about human life or what democrat driven gun laws are
Define the term “children”.
Accidental gun deaths appeared to happen most frequently among children playing with firearms.
“Doctors” kill a lot more than that, followed closely by neglectful “parents”. Heck, want to talk about Pedesta and his pals and rapey muzz slimes?
Of course it’s all heart-rending stories of 4 year olds and negligent discharges and teen suicides. But 17 and under, I’m guessing many, as many as half of the number, are middle teens already in gang culture.
No one wants to talk about that because of racial demographics.
I imagine the majority are sons of Obama, teen gandbangers. Good riddance
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