Re: GUNS: Accidental Deaths
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 03:57:30 -0800 (PST) wrote:
>But seriously, how did you extract that number above while ignoring the
>rest of my sentence? The sentence you are quoting had 34 kids under age
>5, 56 children aged 5-9, and 146 children aged 10-14.

Because you originally started this discussion claiming that 'toddlers' regularly shot each other. Toddlers are under age five, unless something has changed dramatically with US parenting recently.

>That's 236 kids,
>not the 34 you are quoting.

Only if you keep changing your definition of 'kids'. Mike was responding to the 'toddler' post, not a post about people under fifteen.

BTW, he also made a good point about suicides being regularly listed as accidental deaths; this is also a reason for these studies showing that cops are regularly killed with their own guns... a very large fraction of cop deaths are suicides... for which they use their own guns.