Posted By Levi
December 14th, 2013 1:15pm
It was one year ago today that 20 young children were massacred by a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, according to the Daily Beast, there has been one school shooting every two weeks.
A year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Mother Jones investigation has found that at least 194 children were killed by guns. The vast majority of these children were shot in their own homes.
This is what they found.
• 127 of the children died from gunshots in their own homes, while dozens more died in the homes of friends, neighbors, and relatives.
• 72 of the young victims either pulled the trigger themselves or were shot dead by another kid.
• In those 72 cases, only 4 adults have been held criminally liable.
• At least 52 deaths involved a child handling a gun left unsecured.
Despite this, The NRA and its allies continue to argue that that more guns in the home provide the best protection for children. Read the rest of the article here.