More Bad News

It is always sad when a child dies…..and there are many different reasons for the demise….accidents, hunger, illness, suicide, etc….but for the first time in our history another category can be added…..death by gun.

Guns became the leading cause of death among children and teens in 2020, killing more people ages 1 to 19 in the U.S. than vehicle crashes, drugs overdoses or cancer.

More than 4,300 died of firearm-related injuries that year — a 29 percent increase from 2019 — according to a research letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The letter analyzed decades of mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“In the last 40 years, and almost certainly before that, this is the first time that firearm injuries have surpassed motor vehicle crashes among kids,” said a co-author of the letter, Jason Goldstick, a research associate professor at the University of Michigan.

Goldstick said homicides, rather than suicides, made up the majority of firearm deaths among children and teens in 2020. Gun killings, which disproportionately affect younger Americans, went up by 33 percent from 2019 to 2020.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/guns-leading-cause-death-children-teens-rcna25443

Think about that stat for a moment.

Am I the only one that thinks this is a deplorable stat?

Every week we have at least one mass shootings…..and yet no one does anything but bitch about gun rights.

Words are doing NOTHING!

Thoughts and prayer are doing NOTHING!

And while we wait for some actions more people MUST die…..more children MUST die.

How sick is that?

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

9 thoughts on “More Bad News

  1. But will any of you give up your guns because of this statistic, chuq? Including you? I suspect not. It is always ‘someone else’ who does the shooting. Sorry my friend, but it is high time personal ownership of lethal firearms came to an end in America.
    (Yes, I know that is never going to happen, so you have to live with the youngsters being killed. That’s the consequence of the Second Amendment. Bad people can buy guns, end of story.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. I dislike the NRA operation as much as the next person who dislikes the NRA.. but I am not sure they are culpable and worth the risk of setting a precedent to ban them.

      2. Since they lie to protect the industry and Congress owes them a lot then no one lobby should have that power NRA or other. Their main concern is to help sell guns at any price….the nation and its people are more important. chuq

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