Key Facts January 3, 2013
A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes.
18,270 children and teens died or were injured from guns in 2010
1 child or teen died or was injured every 30 minutes
50 children and teens died or were injured every day
351 children and teens died or were injured every week
More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre.
2,694 children and teens died from guns in 2010.
1 child or teen died every 3 hours and 15 minutes
7 children and teens died every day
52 children and teens died every week
Between 1979 and 2010, 119,079 children and teens died from guns. This is more child and teen deaths in 32 years than U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam (47,434), Korean (33,739), Afghanistan (1,712), and Iraq (3,518) wars combined.
The number of children under five who died from guns was more than the number of law enforcement officers who died from guns in the line of duty in 2010. 82 children under five died from guns in 2010, compared to 58 law enforcement officers killed by guns in the line of duty.
What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the scientist who led the government’s research on guns before funding was cut, reveals that keeping a gun for protection increases your risk of dying by 300%.