Tag: guns

  • Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

    Gun Deaths Rose 30% Among U.S. Kids in a Decade

    In the end, the duo identified a 30% rise in risk over the 2010 to 2019 study timeframe. During that period, suicides among young Americans rose by 63%. Among girls, gun-related deaths rose by 46%. Risk also rose by 45% among white youth and by 36% among Black youth. But the increase in […]

  • Surgeons, Who See It Up Close, Offer Ways to Stop Gun Violence

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    June 2, 2022 – Trauma surgeons are in the tough position of seeing victims just after gun violence across the United States, and they have some advice. Their strategies can work regardless of where you stand on the Second Amendment of the Constitution, said Patricia Turner, MD. “Our proposals are embraced by both gun owners […]

  • More American Teens Carrying Guns These Days

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    While that allowance does not apply to minors, McCourt said it’s possible that such policy changes and changing norms around gun carriage could affect teens’ behavior. Regardless of the causes, he said, “this age group should not have access to handguns.” And for parents who own guns, McCourt said the findings underscore […]

  • Guns Now Leading Cause of Death for US Children

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    April 22, 2022 — Gun violence has become the leading killer of youth in the United States, rising by nearly 30% between 2019 and 2020. In 2020, 4,357 children age 1-19, or about six in 100,000, died from a gun-related injury, the researchers report, slightly exceeding the number for auto accidents (3,913) and greatly exceeding […]

  • Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

    Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

    By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. gun sales increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those firearms ended up in homes with teens, researchers say. “This finding is concerning because we know that the single biggest risk factor for adolescent firearm injuries is access to an unsecured […]