How about gun control laws? Firearms are the second leading cause of death among American children and adolescents, after car crashes. Firearm deaths occur at a rate more than three times higher than drownings. Tipping over furniture doesn’t even make the top ten.
What’s more, the United States has had 1,316 school shootings since 1970. The numbers of these tragic events have been increasing, with 18% of the total occurring in the past seven years since the Newtown school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In the United States, middle- and high school-age children are now more likely to die as the result of a firearm injury than from any other single cause of death.
The United States stands out among high-income countries: Over 90% of all the firearm deaths among children and adolescents that occur in industrialized nations occur in the USA.
Furthermore, Ameica has more privately owned firearms – not including military firearms – than we have citizens.
If you want to claim that you care about the safety of children, how about addressing the dangers they actually face in the real world?