But Hey, 2nd Amendment
A nationwide analysis of hospital records finds that over 20 American children per day are admitted to hospitals with injuries caused by a firearm. While previous studies have documented young people killed by firearms, this one, conducted by the Boston Medical Center, is the first to examine non-fatal firearm injuries to kids. Among the findings: 89 percent of those hospitalized were males, six percent of those admitted died while hospitalized, more than half the injuries were open wounds, 75 percent of the injuries to children under age 10 were unintentional, and the highest injury rate was for teens aged 15 to 19, for whom firearms remain the second leading cause of death behind vehicle collisions. "This is a national public health problem," said the study’s author.