Skip to comments.Guns the leading cause of death for children, teens
Posted on 04/29/2022 10:40:54 AM PDT by real saxophonist
Guns the leading cause of death for children, teens by: Joshua Short
Posted: Apr 28, 2022
DENVER (KDVR) — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals an alarming trend: Guns are now the leading cause of death facing children and teens.
That new report comes as many observe Youth Violence Prevention Week this week. The Problem Solvers dug into these numbers and found it’s a trend also impacting local communities.
Some experts say some people will read or even hear this headline and automatically assume this is an issue on guns or gun laws. But they say there’s more to it.
“The really important picture that these data paint is a cry for help,” said Kim Gorgens, Ph.D., professor of forensic psychology at the University of Denver.
From 2019 to 2020, firearm-related deaths went up 29.5% in people ages 1-19.
These are chilling stats and — even more — these are preventable deaths.
“It paints a really emergent picture of a need and unmet need for treatment and mental health in teenagers,” Gorgens said. “It also painted a really emergent need on community policing and better control and harm reduction models for substance use.”
It’s a trend touching communities around the nation, including right here at home.
Over the last month, FOX31 has covered several crime scenes around the metro area, where victims who died by gunfire ranged from 3-17 years old.
Gorgens said this data isn’t just a hiccup. She said this is a public health crisis, and these deaths usually impact families who don’t have public health access.
“Those are data that reflect changes in public health trends over time. So really importantly, this is a wake-up call to all of us, she said. “Teenagers could not make it clearer for us, the adults on the other side of this research and on the other end of these media outlets, that they’re suffering, that they need help. And to the degree that we ignore that, and we turn a blind eye to it, we’ve essentially signed a death warrant.”
In the CDC study, these types of deaths include suicide, homicide, unintentional and undetermined.
So far this year in Aurora, three people younger than 19 have been shot and killed. In Denver, seven people younger than 19 have been shot and killed.
Years of teaching society we don't need God.
DEMOCRATS WITH GUNS, are the leading cause...
The CDC is now emitting disinformation.
If it's a crisis at all, it's a crime crisis.
The left has been trying for years to paint guns as a public health issue, so they can get their collectivist paws on it and shut down domestic gun ownership. That's all this article is about.
Anything from the CDC must be considered a LIE.
Know what’s worse?
“From 2019 to 2020, firearm-related deaths went up 29.5% in people ages 1-19.”
They consider 17, 18 & 19 year-old gangbangers “children”
It would not surprise me that once you take out the black on black firearms homicides, this number goes down to about the level of Switzerland’s.
The accidental shooting, the cause of death was 'upper thoracic damage, cardiopulmonary'. Something like that, NOT 'gun'.
I buried a girl I went to high school with. Didn't know her very well; She died at age 19 in a car accident. Her death certificate didn't list 'car' as a cause of death. It was 'internal injuries'.
Because it IS.
headlines like this are done to get the faux president to declare a ‘national emergency’ over a ‘gun crisis’ so that they can implement severe gun control laws
Also watch for their claims that the climate is a leading cause of deaths or harm so that they can implement laws to tackle the faux ‘climate crisis’
These people try, try, try, and simply won’t admit that it’s the culture, stupids!
They’ve been doing that for a while.
This is straight up BS!
Exactly- they used to consider children between ages of 1-14 when figuring out deaths, and water and car accidents and other issues were the top- now they include 15-19 year olds which includes gang bangers just so they can get their stats up for ‘children’
Yup...old news for gun owners. Doctors kill more people than guns....(medical mistakes).
They are including almost all gang warfare and making it sound like it’s a 3 year old playing with a pistol they found in dads sock drawer.