Tuesday, June 20, 2017
25 kids die from bullet wounds in a typical week in America
That's what some researchers concluded after analyzing data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Gunshots are the second leading cause of injury-related death in children, exceeded only by car accidents. Also, they found that there were 5,790 nonfatal injuries a year from gunshots, most due to assault. Most children who died of unintentional gun injuries were shot by another child of about the same age, most often while playing with a gun or showing it to others.