Connecticut

Editorial: Pass Ethan's Law in Connecticut

The safe storage bill in Connecticut should be a protection all would want. This bill could save lives.

From 2001 through 2018, 126 children through age 17 died from gun-related injuries, Sarah Healy Eagan, the state’s Child Advocate, said.

Slightly more than three-quarters were homicides, 80 percent were boys, and 87 were teens aged 15 to 17. The 39 who were aged 14 and younger include the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. By race, 45 percent of the children who died in that 18-year span were white, 43 percent black, 11 percent Hispanic and 1 percent “other.”

Thus, boys aged 15 to 17, such as Ethan Song, would seem to be most at risk.