Child Homicides

Q: Is it true that 85 percent of all the children killed by guns in the world are killed in the United States?

A: No. This statistic, misused by the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, refers to a study of 23 high-income countries in 2003 that made up less than 14 percent of the world’s population. A coauthor of that study says the percentage of children killed in the world who lived in the U.S. is “well, well, well under 85 percent.” Full Story »

Posted by Pamela Hogle - via Google News (Fact Check), FactCheck
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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Jan 28, 2013 - 12:54 PM PST
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Edited by: Pamela Hogle - Jan 29, 2013 - 12:10 PM PST

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