Gun deaths among children and teens have soared – but there are ways to reverse the trend

Firearm injuries are now the leading cause of death among U.S. children and teens following a huge decadelong rise. Analyses published on Oct. 5, 2023, by a research team in Boston found an 87% increase in firearm-involved fatalities among Americans under the age of 18 from 2011 to 2021. Such an increase is obviously very concerning.