More children were killed by guns in 2017 than on-duty police officers or active duty military.

By |2019-03-24T10:19:21-08:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

This is a terrifying statistic.

Courtesy of Newsweek:

The number of children killed by guns has risen at an alarming rate and to epidemic proportions in the past two decades, according to researchers.

More children were shot dead in 2017 than on-duty police officers and active duty military, a study published in The American Journal of Medicine showed.

The team at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine assessed the most recent data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics and found that 38,940 children aged between 5 to 18 years old died in circumstances involving a firearm between 1999 and 2017.

Some 6,464 deaths involved children between 5 to 14 years of age, amounting to 340 deaths annually on average. A further 32,478 children between 15 to 18 years old died, or 2,050 per year on average between 1999 and 2017.

Of these children, 61 percent were killed in an assault involving a firearm, while 32 percent died by suicide. A further 5 percent died in an accident. The death was undetermined in 2 percent of cases.

Black children were found to be particularly vulnerable to gun violence, making up 41 percent of deaths studied. Of those, 86 percent were boys.

The very idea that as a country we cannot do a better job than this of protecting our children from gun violence is completely indefensible. 

We know what needs to be done, and yet we lack the courage to do it. 

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5 Comments

  1. barstool March 25, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Who is biggest loser in Mueller investigation?

    Rachel Madcow

    Sit there behind your surveillance cameras and watch her ratings slide down the shitter.

    haha

  2. anon March 25, 2019 at 8:16 am

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/federal-prosecutor-crackdown-domestic-violence-gun-possession.html

    “Abusers with Guns.” Its mission: to prosecute people who should not have firearms because of prior domestic violence misdemeanors, felonies, or protective orders.”

  3. anom March 25, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Remember when Sarah tried killing Gabby Giffords?

  4. FUCK OFF SARAH. AND TAKE YOUR KIDS WITH YOU. BITCH. March 26, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Salvation is a metaphysical reference for the human condition, animated into local story, which connotes through symbolic reference.
    There never was an actual garden.

    Nature endows humans with “belief” to help them get by – until they come to sense the nature of of things.

  5. Anonymous March 26, 2019 at 9:50 am

    OT/@TheView
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck calls Rosie O’Donnell’s comments saying she had a crush on her “reckless, untrue, and not only insulting, [but] disturbing when it comes to how she felt about somebody in the workplace.”

    “I feel like I have the grace of forgiveness … I forgive Rosie.”

    https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1110574060277129216

    https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/rosie-odonnell-confesses-she-had-a-crush-on-elisabeth-hasselbeck/

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