Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 2 Share on Twitter 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Best Web OpEds

A Children's Health Crisis Officials Overlook: Shootings

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz     Permalink    (# of views)   5 comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...)

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 6/27/17

Author 40790
Become a Fan
  (21 fans)

From Free photo: Weapon, Violence, Children, Child - Free Image on
Free photo: Weapon, Violence, Children, Child - Free Image on ...960 -- 639 - 80k - jpg
(Image by
  Permission   Details   DMCA

Federal law prohibits research into the third leading cause of death for young people: firearms. A sobering report this month in the journal Pediatrics provides a detailed look at the devastating toll that gunfire has had specifically on America’s children: a weekly average of 25 of them killed and 111 sent to emergency rooms. That translates into an annual total of nearly 7,100 dead and wounded children ages 17 and under. Only accidents, and cancers and other illnesses, kill more young people.“Pediatric firearm injuries and deaths are an important public health problem in the United States,” the study concluded, adding that “understanding the nature, magnitude and health impact of firearm violence against children is an important first step” toward making them safer. Thank the gun lobby for this.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:



- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles