Guns kill or wound 7,000 children in the US yearly — it’s the third-leading cause of death among children

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Guns kill or wound 7,000 children in the US yearly -- it's the third-leading cause of death among children

An estimated 19 children die or are medically treated in an emergency department for a gunshot wound in the U.S. each day, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Injuries incurred from gun-related accidents, homicides or suicides are now the third-leading cause of death in the nation.