Children living in states with strict firearm laws are less likely to die from gun violence than those in states with more lax restrictions, according to a study in Pediatrics published Monday. The more rigorous the rules, the lower the risk, the researchers showed.
The U.S. has the highest rate of firearm-related deaths among children in high-income countries, as well as the highest rate of gun ownership and the loosest laws. The findings are part of a new wave of research into the
impact of firearms on public health.
The National Rifle Association stirred the debate in November, telling doctors to “stay in their lane” after the publication of papers on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in the U.S.
The new results bolster the argument that gun restrictions may help avert some of the 4,250 deaths that occur each year among Americans under age 21, already the second leading cause of death in children after traffic accidents. States with stricter gun control laws had 4% fewer pediatric deaths, and those with universal background checks for firearm purchases in place for at least five years had a 35% lower risk, the study found.
"In all, there were 21,241 deaths among children and young adults under the age of 21 during the five-year period. The majority of the deaths, 62%, were assaults, followed by suicides. Most occurred among males, and two-thirds were aged 18 to 21 years old."
So basically they lumped young adult males (well known to be the most violent demographic in most societies) in with "kids" to skew the numbers toward the outcome they wanted. Garbage "science" - entirely politically motivated.
SOOOOooooo they decided to put the gang-bangers (who are in possession of stolen guns) into the numbers. BUT, they don't mention that the same scum are killing each other in the inner cities, with the TOUGHEST GUN LAWS IN AMERICA!!!