"Michael S. Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't beleive for a minute the statistics promulgated by the so-called
> child rights special interests. They also claim that thousands of children
> are being killed by accidental use of firearms, when in fact, in the past 35
> years, only 31 children (9 and under) have died as a result of accidental
> discharge of firearms in the US, and almost all of those were a result of
> improper storage of the firearm by the owner.
Thanks for agreeing with me on the other points, but I have to take issue with this.
I live in the Orlando, Florida area. We have two or three toddlers kill other toddlers with guns every year. It is a sad, yet constantly repeating event in our community. For some reason, we can't get parents to lock up their guns, and the same tragedy keeps repeating. We have specialized laws and education programs, but nothing stops this trend. The point is, our local area has more accidental child fatalities due to guns than you claim for the entire U.S. Your statistics just don't match reality.
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