In the United States, 19 children are killed or injured daily by gun violence. This is based on a study a study of data from 2002-2014. Boys, teenagers, and African-Americans are most at risk.
Some additional statistics on the matter:
—The yearly toll is nearly 1,300 deaths and almost 6,000 nonfatal gunshot wounds — most of them intentional
—Most deaths result from homicides and suicides, while assaults caused most of the nonfatal injuries.
—The annual death rate is nearly 2 out of 100,000 children — the rate is double for blacks — while nonfatal gunshot wounds injurealmost 8 out of 100,000 kids each year.
–Of the world’s 23 richest countries, the U.S. accounts for 91% of all gun deaths Of kids under 14
Congress has prohibited the Center for Disease Control from using federal money to advocate or promote gun control.