By Dean Weingarten
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Lavaunti Broadbent was shot and killed during a crime spree in Minneapolis in July of 2015. He is one of the statistics from that year. He was 16 years old. He was attempting an armed robbery when a person with a carry permit shot and killed him.
Most children shot and killed in the United States are in their teens. Children killed in self defense by the citizens they are assaulting, are not separated from the statistics, unless they are killed by police.
The BBC recently ran a story about children and guns. In the first sentence, they say that about 1,300 children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries each year. That is not true.
About 1,300 US children under the age of 17 die from gun-related injuries per year, a government study has found.
Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also found that guns seriously wounded about 5,800 children each year.
Boys accounted for 82% of all child firearm deaths while black children were 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun, according to the study.
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