Re: FAQ Additions

Brian D Williams (
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 07:26:27 -0800 (PST)

From: (Harvey Newstrom)

>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 live 20 feet outside the city limit, but work in the heart of downtown Chicago. We have incidents with children being shot and killed all the time. Yet in a city that has banned handguns for 18 years, I have never once seen the adult responsible for that illegal weapon go to jail.


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