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Kamala Harris Falsely Claims Gun Violence Leading Cause of Death for Children

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2023
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CLAIM: Vice President Kamala Harris claimed on Sunday that gun violence is the leading cause of death for children.

VERDICT: False. Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show firearm-related deaths for children aged 0-17 was 2,281 in 2020, while the number of motor vehicle deaths for the same ages was 2,503.

Moreover, according to CDC numbers, children are are 27 times more likely to die an accidental car death than an accidental gun death and unintentional suffocation deaths are 10 times higher among children than accidental gun deaths.

Harris coupled her false claim about the...

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