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This website tracks gun violence daily in the U.S.
- I. These statistics make America an outlier in child wellbeing among industrialized nations.
Every day 22 children & teens are shot in murders, assaults, and suicides. In 2016 toddlers shot about one person a week in 2020 it jumped to almost eight (many of their victims were mothers and brothers).
As of April 14th 2021, over 1000 American teens have been shot and killed or injured so far this year.
8369 children were shot in 2015, 8867 in 2014 and in 2017 1532 children were shot in Chicago alone.
In the first 73 days of Joe Biden’s presidency, there were five mass shootings and more than 10,000 gun-violence deaths.
Guns have been the second and third leading cause of child death in America for a long time.
As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote recently, “More Americans have died from guns just since 1975, including suicides, murders and accidents (more than 1.5 million), than in all the wars in United States history, dating back to the Revolutionary War (about 1.4 million).”
From January 2016; Gun Safety a Punishable Offense for Doctors in Florida;
Foster families in Oklahoma are suing the state because they were asked by DHS to store guns according to best safety practices, In Florida actual fines and threats of incarceration face doctors for similar acts. Imagine talking to parents about protecting their children against gun accidents & being fined for it. Gun deaths now outpace traffic deaths in 21 states & trending nationally (everywhere).
265 moms dads, brothers, sisters and selves were shot by very young children this year and over 10,000 children killed or injured annually by gunfire in America. More Americans are killed by toddlers with guns than Terrorists and yes, we do sell guns for five year olds.
Jun 19, 2017 – Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots.
Jun 19, 2017 – Handguns and other firearms cause the deaths of more children in the United States each year than the flu or asthma, according to a …
Jun 19, 2017 – Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year, study says …. Boys accounted for 82% of allchild firearm deaths and about 84% of all nonfatal …
www.bradycampaign.org › Gun Violence
Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence:4 are murdered2 die from … years of complete data from death certificates (2011-2015) and estimates of …
Jun 20, 2017 – A new CDC report finds nearly 1300 American children are killed by guns each year. But suicides and mental health are a big contributor.
Jun 20, 2017 – Nearly 1300 children are killed by guns every year in the United States and another 5800 are wounded, making firearms the third-biggest killer …
May 24, 2017 – Children die from gun accidents in the U.S. about once a week. Almost every deathbegins with the same basic circumstances. And each ends …
American children face substantial risk of exposure to firearm injury and death according to scientific literature. Learn more about gun violence today.
Jun 20, 2017 – Every child death is worth preventing, and gun owners with kids absolutely should store their weapons securely. But America’s gun problem is …
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