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Guns send thousands of kids to the ER

Posted at 9:09 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 09:09:43-04

New alarming statistics about gun injuries in America, they sent 75,000 children and teens to emergency rooms over a 9 year period. Researchers are calling their work the first nationally representative study on ER visits for gun injuries among children in the united states. The team analyzed estimates on emergency department visits from a national database.

The overall average age was fifteen. Almost half of the gun injuries were from assaults, nearly 40% were unintentional and 2% were suicides.