Firearm deaths of US school-age children at 'epidemic' levels, study says
A new study announced an alarming increase in the number of firearm deaths of school-age children in the United States: 38,942 in those 5 to 18 years old from 1999 to 2017.
Amer Acad Pediatrics
There were more deaths of children from firearm violence in 2017 than deaths of active police and military officers worldwide,
reports. AAP calls for treating the epidemic of firearm violence as a public health problem to save young lives.