Guns Claim Kids' Lives In Both Urban, Rural Areas

A new study finds that children in America's most rural areas are as likely to die by gunshot as kids in the biggest cities.

Murders involving guns are more common among city youth. But gun suicides and accidental fatal shootings level the score: They are more common among rural kids.

Dr. Michael Nance of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia led the study. He says it debunks the myth that misuse of firearms is a big-city problem.

The findings are in Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics.

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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on May 24, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    It's an AP story...what do you expect? It's just more liberal drivel from the anti-gun crowd.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on May 24, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    What a dumb report. It's apples and oranges. In the city those guns are handguns and fired ON PURPOSE, but in the country they're rifles/shotguns and the majority of shootings are ACCIDENTS. So to recap, in the city you're likely to be murdered, and in rural areas you're likely to die of your own/someone else's stupidity. When's the last time you heard of someone in West Greenville "cleaning their rifle" and ACCIDENTALLY shooting their neighbor? Never. It's pistols, and it's on purpose.
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    To WOW:Thats funny!I once saw a movie about monsters in closets and at the end of the movie the only way to get rid of the monsters was to stop making closets.Really stupid movie!
  • by WOW Location: Beaufort on May 24, 2010 at 05:18 AM
    The solution is simple. Outlaw Urban and Rural areas. We already have enough gun laws.
  • by Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 04:58 AM
    Ummm, No. I completely disagree. Wholeheartedly!
  • by Mom Location: NC on May 24, 2010 at 03:55 AM
    Guns DID NOT CLAIM THEIR LIVES. Irresponsible parents and people did.

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