1,300 children die. 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds ANNUALLY in the US

Almost 1,300 children die and 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds annually in America, a new study suggests. Here are the states with the most and least deaths.

Now, a study based on data from 2012 to 2014 suggests that, on average, 5,790 children in the United States receive medical treatment in an emergency room each year for a gun-related injury. About 21% of those injuries are unintentional, similar to the third-grader’s case.
From 2012 to 2014, on average, 1,297 children died annually from a gun-related injury in the US, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
The study also revealed which states in the US saw most of those deaths among children and which children may be most at risk for a gun-related injury.
“When you start putting numbers like that to real lives, real people every day who are injured by firearms … it confirms a statistic we already know a lot about,” said Weiser, who was not involved in the study…

Source: Guns kill nearly 1,300 US children each year – CNN.com

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