Ammoland has a very good summary of child fatality statistics in an article entitled More Children Killed by Pillows than by Firearms. According to the article, in 2010, only 65 children (those aged 14 and under) were killed by firearms. That same year, 1,210 were killed by suffocation, and 739 were killed by drowning. Should we ban assault pillows and assault pools?
Every few years, the gun grabbers bring up the idea that thousands of "children" are killed every year in drive by shootings, and from finding their parent's gun and shooting themselves or others. I hate to be harsh, but the far greater number of these "children" are ages 15 through sometimes as old as 20, who are involved in criminal gangs, selling drugs, running prostitution and guns. I feel genuinely sorry for the mothers who come on television and sob that their boy was a good boy, but the facts usually say otherwise. By the age of 18, many have a long record of crimes.
Please make a copy of the chart included with the article. The next time someone starts yammering on about the number of children killed with a firearm, pull out the chart.
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