Fewer children killed by guns in states with strict gun laws, finds Stanford study


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Stanford study: Fewer kids die by guns in states with lax laws

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States with strict laws had an average of 2.6 deaths a year per 100,000 children, compared to 5 deaths per 100,000 in less restrictive states. California experienced 2.36 deaths per 100,000 children — the very low end of the spectrum.

There was an even more pronounced difference in firearm suicide rates. Suicides by shooting were four times less common in states with strong restrictions, with 0.63 pediatric suicides per year, compared to 2.57 suicides in states with less restrictive laws.