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The Facts on the US Children and Teens Killed by Firearms

Marc A Zimmerman, Patrick Carter, Rebecca Cunningham

Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents, accounting for over 60% of all deaths in this group. Many of these deaths occur during fun, everyday activities, like swimming in the backyard pool or during a family car ride. But a disproportionate and disturbing number of these deaths in the U.S. occur as a result of firearms. Read more