Daily Archives: February 15, 2018

USA | Kids and Guns: Shootings Now Third Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Children

Guns are responsible for the death or injury of over 7,000 children in America each year. And child gun injuries and deaths may be even more prevalent in the United States than we realized.

Few stories are more heartbreaking than those involving children who are injured or killed by gunshots. It isn’t hard to find them: In June alone, a 6-year-old accidentally shot and killed a 4-year-old in South Carolina, a father accidentally shot and killed his 9-year-old daughter in Indiana and an 8-year-old Mississippi boy was accidentally shot in the chest. His grandparents drove him to the hospital, but he died 45 minutes later. Sadly, the list of child gun deaths goes on.

Ukraine | ‘Shoot at All Targets on Maidan’: New Evidence of Georgian Snipers

On February 20, 2014, unknown snipers shot at people gathered on Kiev’s central Maidan square killing 49 protesters and four police officers. Local opposition leaders, as well as US and EU representatives, were quick to point a finger at the “regime of Viktor Yanukovych.” Still, an official investigation failed to produce any results with the culprits still at large.