At present, 320 million people in the United States have 390 million guns in their hands. The alarming data came from a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the CDC, firearms killed 4,300 children between the ages of 1 and 19 in the United States in 2020, up 33.4 percent from the previous year.
According to the CDC, 29.5% of children and adolescents use firearms in the country. Incidents of death in shootings include murder, as well as suicide, negligent and involuntary manslaughter. During this period, the suicide rate in the country has increased by 1.1 percent.
Analysts say free firearms are the cause of the deaths. Demands for firearms control have been raised in the United States at various times, but have been suppressed by arms manufacturers.
Road accidents have been the leading cause of death for young Americans in recent years, followed by guns. Deaths in road accidents have decreased over time.
“We are failing to protect our children from deaths that can be prevented,” the study said.