‘Study’ Misled with the Data, But Made News

A “study” released at the end of last year predictably sparked headlines such as “US Leads the World in Child Gun Deaths.” Because this illustrates a familiar pattern, it deserves our attention still.

We know fatal firearm accidents are down, and near historic lows. We know that there are drastic differences between firearm accidents involving young children, and gang-related gun crime among teenagers and young adults. Combining the two and calling the result “child gun deaths” is deliberately misleading at best. We also know that other countries have far higher rates of firearm fatalities than the U.S. These facts beg the question – what does this new study really say?

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