How often does a child die from gun violence in the U.S.?

One child or teen dies from a gun every 3 hours and 28 minutes. Gun violence saturates our children’s lives and remain the second leading cause of death for children and teens ages 1-19. More children and teens die from guns every three days than died in the Newtown massacre. The number of children under five killed by guns in 2017 was higher than the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty that same year.