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Gun Violence in America Fact Sheet

More than 292,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine1

Each day 8 children die from gun violence in America2

Guns used in about 68% of gun-related incidents at schools were taken from the home, a friend or a relative3

The median age of school shooters is 164

An estimated 4.6 million American children live in a home where at least one gun is kept loaded and unlocked5


  • “How many children have experienced school shootings in America?” Washington Post, School Shootings Database. Last updated 01.24.22.
  • CDC, WISQARS accessed on 1/28/19 at
  • Vossekuil, et al, 2002.
  • Washington Post, School Shootings Database. Originally published 4/20/18.
  • Azrael, D., Cohen, J., Salhi, C. et al. J Urban Health (2018) 95: 295. Accessed on 1/29/19 at