The Economist isn't a fan of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate.
In an analysis of his ascendence to the Republican nomination they try to discern some of the factors. As part of their list of factors driving Trump support they argue that terrorism has become a national bogeyman while quoting an odd statistic (my emphasis):
Terrorism—though it claimed fewer American lives last year than toddlers with guns—has become a national bogeyman.
This isn't an appropriate place to discuss the relative merits of Trump, but that is one unexpected statistic.
Is it true? Were there really more American deaths from gun-toting toddlers than from terrorism in 2015?
NB This isn't a question about politics. This is merely the context in which the statistic was quoted. The question is whether the statistic is true. Please keep the politics out of any answers.