Children’s Hospital Colorado releases fact sheet about Firearm Injuries in Colorado Children, 2014-2015 (pdf file) as part of their State of Health of Colorado’s Children (See https://www.childrenscolorado.org/globalassets/healthcare-professionals/firearm-injury-2017-final.pdf)
Firearm injuries requiring an Emergency Department visit or hospitalization are common in children (0-14 years of age) in Colorado, occurring in both rural and urban areas and among children of all races and ethnicities. They were 28 times more likely to result in death than automobile injuries in 2014-2015. Overall, 17 children 0-14 years of age died due to firearm injury in Colorado in 2014-2015. The great majority of firearm injuries in children are unintentional and presumably preventable by limiting minor’s access to these lethal weapons and improving firearm safety.