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ronlglock
09-29-2013, 8:13 AM
Just FYI so everyone knows it's out there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/children-and-guns-the-hidden-toll.html?hp&_r=0

VegasND
09-29-2013, 8:17 AM
Seems to me the article makes a great case for teaching gun safety.

May the NYT should lobby for Eddie Eagle in all elementary schools. http://eddieeagle.nra.org/

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SPROCKET
09-29-2013, 8:59 AM
Throughout the history our species, the progeny of stupid people have always had a lower chance of survival. Maybe they'll do a piece on kids drowning in evil swimming pools next.:rolleyes:

RMP91
09-29-2013, 10:54 AM
The comments on the article are overwhelmingly anti...

I think we need to change that :)

ronlglock
09-29-2013, 12:47 PM
Seems to me the article makes a great case for teaching gun safety.

May the NYT should lobby for Eddie Eagle in all elementary schools. http://eddieeagle.nra.org/

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^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^

Didn't some local college just ban gun safety classes on campus?

anothergunnut
09-29-2013, 4:26 PM
I do like the artfulness of their true lie
"The National Rifle Association cited the lower official numbers this year in a fact sheet opposing “safe storage” laws, saying children were more likely to be killed by falls, poisoning or environmental factors — an incorrect assertion if the actual number of accidental firearm deaths is significantly higher."
They lie by failing to make the NRA's complete argument which includes accidental deaths from motor vehicle accidents and drowning; both of which are substantially higher.

LoneYote
09-29-2013, 9:01 PM
The truth is buried pretty deeply.

Under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures, in fact, gun accidents were the ninth-leading cause of unintentional deaths among children ages 1 to 14 in 2010. (The agency reported 62 such killings that year.) If the actual numbers are, in fact, roughly double, however, gun accidents would rise into the top five or six.

Even if the numbers are wrong and they are higher it still would barely make the top 6 for dangers to a child?! WTF are the other 5 and why is America not desperate to "do something" about them...