Obama, Newsom Repeat Lie: ‘Guns Are Number One Killer of Children’

Guns aren’t the number one killer of children. But if you ask Gov. Gavin Newsom or former President Barack Hussein Obama, they will tell you that they are. They will lie to you.

The reason is obvious.

They want to inflate the stats to mislead you into believing that firearms pose an existential threat to children so that you become more sympathetic to their civil disarmament agenda.

RankCause of DeathPercentage of Deaths
1Unintentional injuries (car accidents, drowning, accidental poisonings)34%
2Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities20%
6Heart disease3%
7Influenza and pneumonia2%
8Chronic lower respiratory disease1%
10Other causes14%

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The chart above shows the leading causes of death for all children in the United States, which typically includes individuals aged from birth to 17 years old. The data comes from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and is based on data from the year 2019.

What gun control advocates do to balloon the figures is include 18 and 19-year-olds. Adults aren’t children. But they are conveniently counted as children in their tally.

Of the 3,610 children and adults under the age of 20 who died from firearm-related injuries in the United States in 2019, 76.4% (2,759) were individuals aged 15-19, while 23.6% (851) were children aged 0-14.

Within the 15-19 age group, 18.1% (498) were aged 15-17, while 62.6% (2,261) were aged 18-19. As you can see, including the adults really distorts the data.

The pro-gun community places great importance on engaging in good-faith discussions about ways to prevent children from accessing firearms, as well as ways to train young people on how to safely handle and store firearms.

However, in order for these discussions to be productive, it is essential that we all agree on the facts. Pushing an agenda through falsehoods and lies is not a constructive approach and is unlikely to yield positive results.

Therefore, gun-control advocates like Obama and Newsom need to check themselves. Because our capacity to save lives is directly correlated to our ability to discern truth from narrative.

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Thomas Gaffey April 16, 2023, 10:44 am

    I can’t tell if newsom is lying or just stupid, maybe both. In AZ there are 2 forms of background checks, at point of sale it is the NICS check, if you wish to get a CCW, which isn’t required, you will get a full FBI background check with fingerprints etc. If you get a CCW you will then be immune from NICS at POS. I’ll tell you who is afraid of the people, it’s libtards like newsom, swallell and obama. About ten years ago while on vacation in rural CA I made a real bad left turn in front of a deputy and was pulled over, when he ran my license thru the DMV, it came back as “no wants, no warrants, registered gun owner, the deputy and I were amazed that the DMV knew that. As to swallwell, he was from my area in the Bay Area and I’ve met and talked to him a few times, at Boy Scout functions and when he was running the first time, he stood in my driveway and said all the right things and I’m embarassed to say we voted for him, but the other guy, Pete Stark was worse than pond scum, however when you choose the lesser of two evils you are still choosing evil.

  • Paul April 14, 2023, 3:16 pm

    Says the douche along with eric holder who illegally ran guns to Mexico. Way to go obama bin laden! FJB! FOBL! FGN! FEH! FAGG!

  • Wilko April 14, 2023, 10:13 am

    The primary lie of the left is in calling all victims up to 19 years of age “children”, in hopes that most people will not look closely at the data and will assume all the victims really are 12 years old or younger. The fact is that around 70 percent of the “children” killed are black teenage gang members in cities controlled by Democrats.

  • Hondo April 14, 2023, 9:57 am

    Obummer & Newscum would not be missed if they left the planet today, losers.

  • Jack Roberts April 14, 2023, 8:34 am

    The allopathic medical community probably trumps all those listed above by a large margin especially since the clot shots have been pushed on everyone including children.

  • Jason M April 14, 2023, 6:12 am

    #1 is Abortion. They like to leave that one out.

    • Marc April 14, 2023, 9:01 am

      Absolutely 💯

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