Fish in a barrel

In the US almost 1,300 children (aged between 0 and 17) die of gunshot wounds and a further 5,790 are treated in hospital each year. Southern states and parts of the Midwest have higher rates of murders of children by guns than elsewhere.

Guns are now the third-leading cause of death for children in America, after illnesses and unintentional injuries such as car crashes.

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