2016 was a terrible year for kids and guns. Using data from the Gun Violence Archive, police reports, and news alerts. Last year, CFSA logged 318 incidents where a child under the age of 18 gained access to an unsecured firearm and pulled the trigger.
317 incidents in 365 days.
36 in the month of December alone.
176 kids were injured and 121 kids were killed, an average of two per week.
63 shooters were toddlers, kids between the ages of 1 and 3.
163 children shot themselves with an unsecured gun.
63 were killed.
34 of the kids who fatally shot themselves were toddlers or preschoolers.
- Six were 2-year-olds
- 15 were 3-year-olds