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By Fred Riehl

Firearms Less Than 1.5% of Accidental Fatalities Among Children

Firearms Less Than 1.5% of Accidental Fatalities Among Children

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- For children and youth 14 years of age and under,unintentional injuries are the leading cause of fatality, but firearms account for the lowest cause of injury among youth.

“Tragically, 18 times more children are killed by suffocation from bedding, plastic bags or small objects than guns.” said Ammoland Editor, Fredy Riehl

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

  • 7 User comments to “More Children Killed by Pillows Than by Firearms”

    1. TacticaLOL – Pics and Videos of the Dumbest Guns and Firearms-Related Crap » Plastic Bags Kill More Children than Firearms on November 23, 2011 at 11:15 AM said:

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    2. [...] of children by firearms More Children Killed by Pillows Than by Firearms __________________ Being an unarmed Security Guard is akin to masturbating to Disney [...]

    3. John Clarke - Corona, CA on November 27, 2011 at 8:50 PM said:

      18 TIMES more children are killed by accidental suffocation, not 18% more.

    4. Good catch John. Thanks.

    5. We can take the guns away from the children. But we can’t take the pillows away from them. Think hard and confess, 1% less deaths amogst children if we just ban guns!

    6. no more pillows to lay they wittle heads on.

    7. This just reports unintentional deaths..What about intentional deaths?

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