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Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds

"Children in America are dying or being killed at rates that are shameful," wrote the executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine in an editorial that accompanied the report

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    Guns Kill Twice as Many Kids as Cancer Does, New Study Finds
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    A new study out Wednesday found that nearly twice as many children died from gun injuries in 2016 than from cancer, making guns the second-leading killer of children in the U.S., NBC News reported.

    Only car crashes killed more children than guns, and the U.S. gun fatality rate for children — which rose 28 percent between 2013 and 2016 — is 36 times higher than in other developed nations, according to the study from a team at the University of Michigan's Injury Prevention Center .

    The nation is failing to protect children, wrote the executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine in an editorial that accompanied the report.

    "Children in America are dying or being killed at rates that are shameful," Dr. Edward Campion wrote.