Injuries are the most common cause of death among children and adolescents, and for more than 60 years, motor vehicle crashes were the top cause of the injury-related deaths for children. However, beginning in 2017, gun-related deaths took the top spot on the list. “That spike is attributable to the simultaneous crackdown on motor vehicle manufacturing and traffic safety, and the lax approach to gun safety from policymakers and research funders,” according to an NEJM perspective.