Rising Firearm Deaths Among Children and Adolescents Spark Concerns Over Mental Health Impact

Atlanta, Georgia – Firearm injuries and deaths among children and adolescents have been on the rise in the United States, impacting communities across the country. Recent data reveals a troubling trend with firearms now claiming more young lives than any other cause, surpassing even motor vehicle crashes. The increase in firearm-related fatalities has raised concerns about the well-being of children and adolescents, prompting a closer look at the impacts of gun violence on youth. A …

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Prohibited from Owning a Firearm: Fatal Shooting of Minnesota Police Officers and First Responder Shock Community

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The man responsible for the fatal shooting of two Minnesota police officers and a first responder was found to have been prohibited from owning a firearm, court records show. The shooter, identified as Shannon Gooden, 38, had a history of being banned from possessing firearms as a result of a previous assault conviction. Despite these restrictions, Gooden had multiple guns and a significant amount of ammunition when he opened fire on law …

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Mother of Oxford High School Shooter Admits Family Gave Him Firearm

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the teenager responsible for a deadly school shooting at Oxford High School in 2021, testified in court that she and her husband gave their son the firearm used in the attack. She admitted this under cross-examination at her manslaughter trial. During the trial, she revealed that while she entrusted her husband with securing the firearm, she also expressed doubts about his ability to handle other responsibilities. …

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