71 More Children Killed By Guns Since Newtown

71 More Children Killed By Guns Since Newtown

“In the last five months there have been at least 71 of them. None older than 12, several as young as five or six months, all of their lives ended by a bullet.”

◾40 killings were unintentional and 31 were alleged homicides.

◾The most common scenario was kid-on-kid: At least 29 of the accidental deaths occurred when a kid under 17 pulled the trigger.

◾The average age of the victims was just under six years old.

◾20 victims were girls and 51 were boys.

◾The problem was worst in the South: Florida had the most kids killed (four accidents, five alleged homicides), followed by Ohio and Tennessee (four accidents and two alleged homicides in each state), followed by Alabama (two accidents, two alleged homicides) and South Carolina (four accidents).

 –“At Least 71 Kids Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown,” Mark Follman, Mother Jones

Related:

“Guns in the home proving deadly for kids,” Liz Szabo, USA Today

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