Atlanta Daily World
Guns caused the life expectancy of black Americans to drop by more than four years
Assault with firearms accounted
The life expectancy for white Americans dropped about two years and nearly three months due to firearms, with assault contributing less than a year.
The study used data gathered from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to examine race-specific life expectancy loss in the United States related to firearms.
Bindu Kalesan, an author of the study and a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, said in a statement that understanding how gun violence affects people of races may help with the development of more effective prevention programs.
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