19 children are killed each day in the USA by guns.
While even one death, or injury, to an innocent person, especially a child, is tragic, the subject should be dealt with based on facts, which, according to the CDC, are as follows:
- The 19 a day number (6,970 per year) includes all crimes, suicides, accidents, and even lumps in adults by including those up to the age of 23.
- Removing people who are not children (15 and up) the number drops to a total of 490 per year.
- Removing suicides and leaving homicides drops the number to a total of 238 per year.
- 238 per year = 0.65 per day across the entire United States
To Put This Into Perspective
311 are killed a year by fire (0.85 a day or 31% more than firearms)
756 are killed a year by drowning (2.07 a day or 217% more than firearms)
1,456 are killed a year by motor vehicles (3.99 a day or 512% more than firearms)
1,602 are killed a year by suffocation (4.39 a day or 573% more than firearms)
If you want to protect kids, outlaw swimming pools, plastic, and cars.
Note: We would like to thank Gun Facts for their tireless work in this area