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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
On the typical day in America, more than 20 kids are hospitalized with gunshot wounds
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 28, 2013 5:15 p.m.



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THIS is a high price to pay for our society’s obsession with firearms:



A new study says that each year approximately 7,500 children are admitted to U.S. hospitals with gunshot wounds and more than 500 children die during hospital admission from these injuries.





An abstract of the study, titled “United States Gunshot Violence–Disturbing Trends,” was presented on Sunday by researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. The study also found that states with higher numbers of firearm ownership had higher proportions of childhood gunshot wounds.

“Handguns account for the majority of childhood ...

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