US: Over 3,000 children killed by guns every year

Just over 3,000 children are killed and 17,500 are injured by guns every year in the US, according to the blog site ‘Kid shootings’, run by members of Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation, Protect Minnesota and States United to Prevent Gun Violence. The site highlights statistics, articles and stories about minors involved in or affected by gun crimes or dangerous situations involving guns in the US. According to the authors, “Reading the circumstances of each shooting, seeing the photos of the kids, and understanding them from a more personal perspective brings home the problem of gun violence in a way that statistics do not”. The site also includes a section with recommendations on how to prevent unintentional shootings involving children.