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Rates of handgun carriage rise (1 Viewer)

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In summation, we have an additional 200,000 kids with guns walking the streets;

"Chestnut Hill, Mass. (4/26/20220) – Handgun carrying increased significantly among rural, White and higher-income adolescents from 2002 to 2019, ominously escalating the risk of firearm-related death or injury for both these youths and others in their social sphere, researchers from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development report in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.


The researchers found a 41 percent increase in rates of handgun carriage among youth overall, with White and higher income youth now most likely to report carriage.


Carriage rates among Black, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and lower-income adolescents decreased over the same timeframe. The report drew its data from the National Survey on Drug Use & Health, a cross-sectional, countrywide survey of adolescents ages 12-17, conducted annually from 2002-19.


Federal estimates based on the survey indicate that in 2019-20 there were an additional 200,000 adolescents (bold mine) reporting they have carried a firearm compared to 2002-03."

 
Carriage? Babies need handguns, now?
 
From article:

"Gun violence is now the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. and it is absolutely critical that we address it,” said Carey, a member of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice and Policy Board and the former executive director of Massachusetts-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
 
Carriage? Babies need handguns, now?
Carriage - the act of carrying

 
With all those extra guns on the streets we should see a corresponding drop in gun crime according to the no gun control enthusiasts. What do the statistics day?
 
I wonder how many of those "youths" took part in the 2020 BLM marches and now realize that maybe they were mistaken to have done so!
 
With all those extra guns on the streets we should see a corresponding drop in gun crime according to the no gun control enthusiasts. What do the statistics day?
Control never accomplished it, so we have nothing to lose.
 
OK, the “study” is simply relating what was self-reported. The precise question(s) asked were not clearly specified, but a question stated (in the linked video) was whether a handgun was carried within the last year.

That does not mean carried constantly, frequently, often or in the streets and was (far?) higher in rural areas than in urban areas (I don’t recall suburban areas being mentioned).

The fact that minors can’t legally buy handguns means that the handguns they carried (at least once within the past year) were not purchased from FFL dealers by those minors. While the increase in guns (occasionally?) carried (somewhere) by minors increased, it went up from 3 to 4% to 4 to 5% overall, and actually decreased in urban areas and among black youth.

Did the youth “gun crime” statistics match that trend?

If not, then what good are such studies?
 
Thank goodness we're seeing such a significant increase.

Should really cut down on crime.
 
gun banners invariably try to mix illegal actions with guns with legal owners and ownership

The intent seemed to be to imply that given a sample of 100 kids “on the street” 3 or 4 of them would likely be carrying a handgun.
 
And then we have god-fearing patriots like this getting harassed at airports:


Madison Cawthorn, a Republican congressman from North Carolina, was caught trying to go through security with a loaded gun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Tuesday morning, according to multiple sources.

This was the second time the controversial congressman has been stopped trying to bring a weapon through airport security.


He would not only be perfectly fine carrying a loaded firearm onto a plane, in all likelihood he would have thwarted any attempted terrorist activity. LEAVE PATRIOTS ALONE, LIBZ!







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In summation, we have an additional 200,000 kids with guns walking the streets;

"Chestnut Hill, Mass. (4/26/20220) – Handgun carrying increased significantly among rural, White and higher-income adolescents from 2002 to 2019, ominously escalating the risk of firearm-related death or injury for both these youths and others in their social sphere, researchers from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development report in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.


The researchers found a 41 percent increase in rates of handgun carriage among youth overall, with White and higher income youth now most likely to report carriage.


Carriage rates among Black, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), and lower-income adolescents decreased over the same timeframe. The report drew its data from the National Survey on Drug Use & Health, a cross-sectional, countrywide survey of adolescents ages 12-17, conducted annually from 2002-19.


Federal estimates based on the survey indicate that in 2019-20 there were an additional 200,000 adolescents (bold mine) reporting they have carried a firearm compared to 2002-03."


That's illegal.

What do you suggest? Or what point are you trying to make?
 
Control never accomplished it, so we have nothing to lose.

Except lives. But that's the price we pay for freedom, as long as it's someone else's life, of course.
 
Adolescents (minors) carrying firearms.

Nonsense.

There is no minimum age to possess a gun in Texas. So while a 17 — or 15, or 12-year old — can’t buy a gun, they can legally be given a gun by an adult. If they have parental permission.

As Charles C. W. Cooke explains in the National Review, “While there is no minimum age to possess firearms in Texas, it remains illegal in the state for to sell, lease, rent, or give a firearm to a person under 18 years of age without a parent’s permission.”

 
From article:

"Gun violence is now the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. and it is absolutely critical that we address it,” said Carey, a member of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice and Policy Board and the former executive director of Massachusetts-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
No it’s not. I guarantee you any death relating the firearm is not the leading cause of death for <13 year olds
 
No it’s not. I guarantee you any death relating the firearm is not the leading cause of death for <13 year olds

Introduction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated official mortality data that showed 45,222 firearm-related deaths in the United States in 2020 — a new peak.1 Although previous analyses have shown increases in firearm-related mortality in recent years (2015 to 2019), as compared with the relatively stable rates from earlier years (1999 to 2014),2,3 these new data show a sharp 13.5% increase in the crude rate of firearm-related death from 2019 to 2020.1 This change was driven largely by firearm homicides, which saw a 33.4% increase in the crude rate from 2019 to 2020, whereas the crude rate of firearm suicides increased by 1.1%.1 Given that firearm homicides disproportionately affect younger people in the United States,3 these data call for an update to the findings of Cunningham et al. regarding the leading causes of death among U.S. children and adolescents.

Conclusion

Although the new data are consistent with other evidence that firearm violence has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic,5 the reasons for the increase are unclear, and it cannot be assumed that firearm-related mortality will later revert to prepandemic levels. Regardless, the increasing firearm-related mortality reflects a longer-term trend and shows that we continue to fail to protect our youth from a preventable cause of death.
 

Introduction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released updated official mortality data that showed 45,222 firearm-related deaths in the United States in 2020 — a new peak.1 Although previous analyses have shown increases in firearm-related mortality in recent years (2015 to 2019), as compared with the relatively stable rates from earlier years (1999 to 2014),2,3 these new data show a sharp 13.5% increase in the crude rate of firearm-related death from 2019 to 2020.1 This change was driven largely by firearm homicides, which saw a 33.4% increase in the crude rate from 2019 to 2020, whereas the crude rate of firearm suicides increased by 1.1%.1 Given that firearm homicides disproportionately affect younger people in the United States,3 these data call for an update to the findings of Cunningham et al. regarding the leading causes of death among U.S. children and adolescents.

Conclusion

Although the new data are consistent with other evidence that firearm violence has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic,5 the reasons for the increase are unclear, and it cannot be assumed that firearm-related mortality will later revert to prepandemic levels. Regardless, the increasing firearm-related mortality reflects a longer-term trend and shows that we continue to fail to protect our youth from a preventable cause of death.
It doesn’t say persons under age 13 are killed more by firearms then other causes
 
"Carrying"

What is your (personal?) distinction between a minor possessing a gun and a minor carrying a gun? Are you asserting that if a minor moves while they possess a gun it suddenly becomes illegal?

 
What is your (personal?) distinction between a minor possessing a gun and a minor carrying a gun? Are you asserting that if a minor moves while they possess a gun it suddenly becomes illegal?

I went off of what the OP presented. It was very clear.
 
I went off of what the OP presented. It was very clear.

The OP simply made up the “walking the streets” part - that did not appear anywhere within the linked ‘study’ material. I supplied two links stating that a minor possessing a gun is legal in Texas. IIRC, the Texas law actually states with parental permission (consent?), but I could be wrong.
 

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