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IT’S JUST ONE BABY

IT’S JUST ONE BABY

Conservative gun nuts often mock gun-control advocates’ invocation of child safety as one of the reasons increased gun regulation is necessary. The derision usually goes something like “how many kids really die as a result of guns?”
I’m guessing this mom will think her one baby is enough.

8 Responses to “IT’S JUST ONE BABY”

  1. Rick Blaine Says:

    First of all, “In 1997 there were 32,436 firearm-related deaths, of which 4,223 of the victims were children and adolescents younger than 20 years of age.”

    Second of all, how many violent crimes are prevented each year by civilians with guns?

  2. Dawn Summers Says:

    As Rumsfeld said last Sunday on ‘This Week,’ you can’t prove a negative. Who knows how many violent crimes didn’t happen.

  3. Rick Blaine Says:

    well, don’t those bastions of freedom, those manly protectors of homestead and virtue, call the cops once they’ve captured, killed, or otherwise thwarted the evildoers?

  4. Gib Says:

    Governing by anecdote is usually a bad idea, IMOHO, but Here’s a blog that documents incidents of defensive gun use. He links to a few other sites that do the same.

  5. cube Says:

    intresting.

    Did you know when members of the armed forces are in certian areas that they have to carry their guns with them at all times. My friend had to carry his gun on a cilvian flight back to germany when he flew back from Iraq recently. (of couse they took the ammo of him and his troop).

    Point proper gun safetly can stop needless deaths. How many people did you hear about getting acedently killed in the army with guns (more died from Humvee accidents)

    cube

  6. Rick Blaine Says:

    Proper gun safety is indeed the key. Which is why I am for stricter licensing requirements. Incidentally, I am for stricter licensing for driving, too, as negligent/incompetent/untrained/inexperienced drivers kill many more people than guns that fall into the hands of children.

  7. Dawn Summers Says:

    Story was on GMA yesterday morning:

    “Two 8-year-old boys and a 11-year-old schoolmate were arrested after they buried a loaded handgun in a playground sandbox and plotted to shoot and stab a third-grade girl during recess, authorities said Thursday.”

  8. PAUL Says:

    I’m also for very strict licensing requirements.

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