Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> "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.
I suggest you get off the major media teat. As the anti-gunners do, the media
considers a child to be anyone under age 15. Hardly a toddler. Most of those
'children' between age 9 and 15 are experienced drug dealers, pimps, and
prostitutes. There is nothing 'accidental' at all. I get my stats off of the
national accident stats. If Florida has a problem, they aren't reporting it in the
stats. The media can easily hype one or two cases up into a frenzy. Its the same
sort of frenzy that got assault weapons banned, even though they were used in less
than 1% of violent crimes.
Also, note I said that those 31 were killed. This does not include those who were
Also, note I said that those 31 were killed. This does not include those who were merely injured.