Guns Now Leading Cause of Death for US Children

5/25/2022 7:00:00 PM

Deaths linked to firearms topped those from car accidents for the first time in 2020, a new study found.

Gun violence has become the leading killer of children in the United States, rising by nearly 30% between 2019 and 2020, slightly exceeding the number for auto accidents and greatly exceeding deaths caused by suffocation or drowning.

Deaths linked to firearms topped those from car accidents for the first time in 2020, a new study found.

.Gun deaths among children are preventable, both researchers and advocates say.“There are ways to reduce injuries without banning guns,” says Jason Goldstick, PhD, a statistician at the University of Michigan, who led the study.Goldstick pointed to significant investments in car vehicle safety as a model for policymakers to follow today for making gun injuries less frequent and deadly.

“More people drive today than in the 1970s, and motor vehicle related injury rates are much lower,” Goldstick says.Innovations like seatbelt laws and changes in how cars are built have made them less deadly during a crash. Similar innovations are possible in how we manage guns, he says.

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Maybe we need to take a look at why? Like movies, video games to start. Everything is so violent. Bullies are so prevalent now. Forcing people to stand out. On and on. Maybe it's time to teach some kindness, maybe it should be the new norm. Any extenuating circumstances in 2019 and 2020? This is a blatant lie! I think I just lost all respect for WebMD.

Flood of criminals, terrorists, and drugs through our open Mexican border, ginned-up racial hatred, lack of respect for law and order, lack of adequate criminal prosecution, totally self-interested politicians... What would you expect? Cases like the one in Texas has more to do with mental health than with guns.

What’s the numbers on abortions amongst black children that are not medical necessity?