where is the non gun thread? i searched but with out my spectacles this is the best i could find..
at any rate.. more propaganda , balderdash and bullshit i am sure…
This past week, a Milwaukee toddler fatally shot his mother after finding a handgun in the back seat of the car they were riding in. The case drew a lot of national attention given the unusual circumstances: Little kids rarely kill people, intentionally or not.
But this type of thing happens more often than you might think. Since April 20, there have been at least seven instances in which a 1- , 2- or 3-year-old shot themselves or somebody else in the United States:
On April 20, a 2-year-old boy in Indiana found the gun his mother left in her purse on the kitchen counter and fatally shot himself.
The next day in Kansas City, Mo., a 1-year-old girl evidently shot and killed herself with her father's gun while he was sleeping.
On April 22, a 3-year-old in Natchitoches, La., fatally shot himself after getting hold of a gun.
On April 26, a 3-year-old boy in Dallas, Ga., fatally shot himself in the chest with a gun he found at home.
On April 27, the Milwaukee toddler fatally shot his mother in the car.
That same day, a 3-year-old boy in Grout Township, Mich., shot himself in the arm with a gun he found at home. He is expected to survive.
On April 29, a 3-year-old girl shot herself in the arm after grabbing a gun in a parked car in Augusta, Ga. She is also expected to survive.
I feel sad when I read stats like that, because they are preventable through simple education.
What really frustrates me and makes me sad is all the other preventable deaths.
Thousands die per day simply because they don't know how to eat properly and lack self control. Intentionally or not, they are also passing on deadly traits to their childen who are statistically most likely to die by their own fork.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death in 2013 (Centre for Disease Control):
Heart disease: 614,348 (1706.5 Per Day)
Cancer: 591,699 (1643.6 Per Day)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 147,101 (408.6 Per Day)
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 136,053 (377.9 Per Day)
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 133,103 (369.7 Per Day
Alzheimer's disease: 93,541 (259.8 Per Day)
Diabetes: 76,488 (212.4 Per Day)
Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,227 (153.4 Per Day)
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 48,146 (133.7 Per Day)
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 42,773 (118.7 Per Day)
Maybe you should start a new thread if you get off on posting shit like that though.