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In 2017, more U.S. children were gunned down than on-duty police and active-duty military combined

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This study led by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine should be appalling to any American who hasn’t been socialized into a state of numbness and apathy by the unrelenting torrent of gun violence in this country, with its idiotic “gun culture,” but, hey, it’ll probably disappear, just like any other study of the matter.

The number of children killed by guns has risen at an alarming rate and to epidemic proportions in the past two decades, according to researchers.

More children were shot dead in 2017 than on-duty police officers and active duty military, a study published in The American Journal of Medicine showed.

The study’s researchers reviewed data obtained by the National Center for Health Statistics. Between 1999 and 2017, the data revealed, 38,940 children between the ages of 5 and 18 were killed by firearms. By contrast, the total number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, which lasted two years longer than the period studied, was 58,220.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 20: EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity.) Students from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia join the National School Walkout April 20, 2018 in while marching to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Students from around the nation joined in the walkout against gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School where 13 people were killed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
These kids are marching for their lives.

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