The U.S Is Uniquely Terrible At Protecting Children From Gun Violence

"It's extremely scary," University of Chicago student Ade Osadolor-Hernandez says. "It's extremely disappointing to see that we're still living in this condition, and that there is nothing that is being done to save our lives."

Osadolor-Hernandez, 20, is one of the members of Students Demand Action, a group that's been lobbying for tougher gun laws in the wake of mass shootings such as this week's in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 fourth-graders and two adults at Robb Elementary School.

But gun violence isn't just happening in schools, it's happening in the home, too, and it's becoming more and more common.

In fact, the US is now the only high-income country in the world where children are more likely to die from gun violence than from car accidents, according to a new study by the University of San Francisco and Harvard's Chan School of Public Health.

The study looked at data from 29 countries and found that the US accounted for almost 97% of gun deaths among children 4 years old or younger and 92% of deaths between the ages of 5 and 14. Read the Entire Article


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