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Study: Guns kill more US children than on-duty police, military members

CNN — Some staggering numbers, from a new study on gun violence affecting school-age children in the U.S.

The study says close to 39-thousand American kids were killed by guns between 1999 and 2017.

The research, conducted by Florida Atlantic University, accounted for children between five and 18-years-old.

A senior author of the study says more school-age children die from guns than on-duty police officers or military members.

The study found that of the deaths, 86-percent involved boys.

Black children accounted for 41-percent of those killed.

The study will be published in the American Journal of Medicine.

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