In 2020, firearms overtook car accidents as the primary cause of death for children and teenagers in the United States. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wonder database, firearms were responsible for almost 19% of childhood deaths (ages 1-18) in 2021, resulting in the tragic loss of nearly 3,600 young lives. This equates to approximately five children per 100,000 children in the United States. Remarkably, no other comparable country lists firearms among the top four causes of child mortality, as per an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on child and adolescent mortality, primarily due to fatal injuries, as indicated by a recent study published in JAMA. In 2020, firearms played a substantial role in the overall increase in mortality, accounting for nearly half of the surge.
In this latest radio show segment, listen to a radical gun owner explain his outlandish claim that the more guns we have in this country, the more lives are saved.