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Monday marks the 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook shootings

(Source: NBC News) (Source: NBC News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Monday December 14 is the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. NBC Nightly News reported that 555 children under the age of 12 were killed by firearms in the three years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

NBC said since Sandy Hook, an American kid has died by a gun every other day. In 2014, the most recent year for which data is available, 460 children and young teens died from gunshot wounds, the highest number since 1999, according to NBC. 

While gun deaths, along with violent crime in general have been trending downward for years, the latest data on gun deaths provides no evidence that kids are safer today than they were three years ago, according to data listed by NBC.

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