Mississippi #1 in the United States for gun death rate


LOOK AT THE GRIM NUMBERS. ACCORDING TO THE CDC, MORE CHILDREN DIE BY GUN THAN BY CAR ACCIDENTS. WE TALKED WITH A GUN ABUSE VICTIM WHO WAS CARJACKED HERE IN THE HEA ORTF BELLE HAVEN, WHO SAYS HE IS TURNING A DEVASTATING SITUATION INTO A POSITIVE SITUATION. A DARK STATISTIC IN THE STATE OF MAGNOLIA. HAPPILY I WAS BLESSED NOT TO BE AN AOR STATISTICAL NUMBER. ALEX MOORE IS A VICTIM OF ARMED VIOLENCE IN THE CAPITAL. TWO MONTHS AGO HE WAS DETAINED AT GUN POINT OUTSIDE HIS HOME BECAUSE IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR YOU TO BE ARRESTED BY TWO PEOPLE WITH TWO GSUN AND NOT DIE . I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY DIDN’T PULL THE TRIGGER THAT DAY. MOORE SAYS HE IS LUCKY TO GET AWAY FROM A SITUATION THAT COULD HAVE ENDED DIFFERENTLY, ACCORDING TO THE CDC IN 2020, MISSISSIPPI WAS NUMBER ONE NATIONALLY IN GUN DEATHS PER 100,000 PEOPLE. THIS GRAPH INDICATES THAT MORE CHILDREN DIE BY GUN THAN BY CAR ACCIDENTS. I THINK IT’S SAD THAT I FEEL THE CHILDREN ARE NOT DRIVEN TO SAFETY. IN THE CAPITAL, WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF YOUNG CHILDREN VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE. JUST LAST WEEK AND ONE DAY, FOUR CHILDREN WERE SHOT IN SEPARATE SITUATIONS. ETHUATIONS. THE OLDEST IS 16. THE YOUNGEST IS ONLY SIX. I HAVE BEEN REMINDED HOW PURE AND VITAL IT IS THAT WE REACH THEM BEFORE THE WORLD HAS THERE. MOORE IS A LIFE COACH WHO DEALS MAINLY WITH ADULTS, BUT HE SAYS THAT MAY CHANGE SOON. I HAVE HAD IT IN THE HEART FOR A VERY LONG TIME TO GO TO SPEAK IN SCHOOLS BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN BULLYED. MOORE WAS GROWN UP IN MAGNOLIA STATE AND SAYS TO SEE THIS STATISTICAL CHANGE ON YESAR IS JUST DEVASTATING. AND THAT’S WHY HE WANTS TO USE HIS CAREER TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT JACKSON.

Mississippi #1 in the United States for gun death rate

Meeting scheduled to discuss criminalization of parents of teenagers involved in gun violence

A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss ways to tackle violent youth crimes. One topic on the agenda is a proposed Jackson ordinance that demands a mandatory sentence and a fine for parents or guardians of minors under the age of 18 who either committed a crime with a firearm or were found in possession of a firearm. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Mississippi had a higher gun death rate than any other state in the nation for the year 2020. The data is the latest available from the CDC. Mississippi had a death rate of 28.6, followed by Louisiana at 26.3. Hawaii had the lowest rate at 3.4. The statistic is based on the highest ratio of gun deaths to population. Mississippi reported 818 gun-related deaths in 2020, according to the CDC. Mississippi also ranked No. 1 in homicides, with a death rate of 20.5 and 576 deaths. Anita Henderson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said guns have now overtaken motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death among children. “We must take meaningful action to protect children now,” Henderson said in a tweet. Jackson City Councilman Aaron Banks, chairman of the public safety/parks and environment committee, called the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church at 1505 Robinson Road. The public is invited to attend.

A meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss ways to tackle violent youth crime.

One of the topics on the agenda is a proposed Jackson ordinance that would require a mandatory sentence and fine for parents or guardians of minors under 18 who have either committed a crime with a firearm, was found in possession of a firearm.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Mississippi has experienced a higher gun death rate than any other state in the country for the year 2020. The data is the latest available from the CDC.

Mississippi had a death rate of 28.6, followed by Louisiana at 26.3. Hawaii had the lowest rate at 3.4. The statistic is based on the highest ratio of gun deaths to population.

Mississippi reported 818 gun-related deaths in 2020, according to the CDC. Mississippi also ranked No. 1 in homicides, with a mortality rate of 20.5 and 576 deaths.

Dr. Anita Henderson, president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said guns have now overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause of death among children.

“We need to take meaningful action to protect children now,” Henderson said in a tweet.

Jackson City Councilman Aaron Banks, chairman of the public safety/parks and environment committee, called the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Greater Bethlehem Temple Church at 1505 Robinson Road. The public is invited to attend.

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