According to the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 703 children under the age of 15 died in accidental firearms deaths between 2001 and 2010, the latest year for which data are available. During the same period, 7,766 children under the age of 14 suffered accidental firearm injuries -- about one injury for every million children.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Today's Tragedy from Gun Nutty USA
Once again brought to you by the great (nutty) state of Texas: a young babysitter, age 19, for some reason packing heat, places semi-automatic on coffee table, where 5-year-old finds and shoots herself to death. Well, at least the sitter is being charged and held on $250,000 bail--and the six-month-old nearby was not injured! This is just the latest in series of such tragedies. And:
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