Children, Youth, and Gun Violence: Analysis

A majority of youth gun deaths are homicides. Suicides account for about one-third of all youth gun deaths, and unintentional shootings for about 7% of those deaths. Older teens, males, African American and Hispanic youth, and young people residing in urban areas are at particularly high risk for gun homicide; white adolescents, males, and youth living in rural areas are at highest risk for gun suicide.

…Children exposed to gun violence at home, at school, in the community, [*] …can experience negative psychological effects including post-traumatic stress, poor school performance, increased delinquency, risky sexual behaviors, substance abuse, and desensitization to violence. All of these effects can make children and youth more prone to violence themselves.

https://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/12_02_ExecSummary.pdf 

[no, well-intentioned liberals, there is no comparison between media exposure and actual exposure to gun violence. So, no, that bit isn’t going to be included in this excerpt]*

[PS – the recommendations are fairly good but the outlined strategies are empty b.s. ]

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