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Response to packman (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

21. That depends on how you define children.

Yes, around 7,000 children a year are killed by gun violence. That is a horrific figure no matter how you break it down, but it doesn’t mean they were all killed in school shootings as the OP suggests.

Here’s a look at a breakdown of deaths by age group:

0-4 years: 247

5-9 years: 218

10-14 years: 847

15-19 years: 6,526

As you can see, the VAST majority of children killed by gun violence are mid to late teenagers who mostly likely have made some very bad life choices.

What is the point of conflating all child deaths by gun violence into “school shootings”?

The above breakdown of ages is from:
http://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2016/dec/27/jackie-speier/examining-claim-7-children-day-die-gun-violence/

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