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Started 5/8/19 by gunter; 34881 views.
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gunter

From: gunter

Sep-1

One-year-old dies after shooting himself in the head

A toddler in St. Louis, Missouri has died after accidentally (so to speak) shooting himself in the head.

Children dying in accidents involving unsecured firearms are a common in the U.S. In June, an eight-year-old Florida boy fatally shot his infant sister with a gun belonging to his father. In Detroit, a five-year-old boy playing with a gun fatally shot himself in the face in August ...
https://www.rawstory.com/one-year-old-shots/

  • Edited September 1, 2022 7:23 pm  by  gunter
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From: gunter

Oct-8

Friday Night High School Football

The game was halted, Central Catholic winning, 46-16.

Announcer: We're going to a break.

[Permitless carry went into effect in Ohio in June.]

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Oct-8

Very sad for the victims, very.  I hope when they catch the murderer, they don't let him out on bond, like they have been doing all over our country.  Or like the New Orleans Mayor, that visits these thugs in jail, but totally ignores the victims and their families.

Had it been required to have a permit, that murderer wouldn't have gotten one.  That's a no brainer.  Criminals don't care about laws.  You can take every single gun away from every single law abiding citizen, and crime would escalate.  Criminals would not give up their guns, but they would have free range if law abiding citizens were unable to defend themselves.  Nothing to stop the criminals.

gunter

From: gunter

Oct-9

Then we get this:

The gun manufacturers dumped 11 million guns on us in 2020. There are some 400 million firearms in the US.

More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2020 than in any other year on record,

Suicides account for the highest number of gun-related deaths by state in the United States of America. Most suicides are done with firearms of some type that were also the registered and licensed owners of the weapons.

Interestingly, the five states with the lowest gun death rates, in deaths per 100,000, are:

Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
Hawaii
Rhode Island

Here are the 10 states with the highest rates of gun death per 100,000 people:

Alaska
Alabama
Mississippi
Oklahoma
Montana
Missouri
New Mexico - 18.2 per 100,000 people
Arkansas
South Carolina

Dee (DLAINEDEE)

From: Dee (DLAINEDEE)

Oct-9

If Twitter didn't censor him, then more then likely it isn't true.  And Manufacturers don't dump their products anywhere.  They sell them.  Just like drugs.  Pharmaceutical companies don't dump their drugs onto the street, but criminals get them all the time, as we all know.

gunter

From: gunter

Oct-9

Did you run the video?

When there're 10+ million weapons brought on the market in a year, way beyond any logical  demand, it's dumping, exactly like the opiates the drug companies were putting out. Where do they think their products will end up? It's all about money for those companies without regard to the social cost.

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From: gunter

Oct-12

Chris Ware's "Lockdown"

The artist discusses using his daily life in his drawings, and his daughter's experience with school-shooting drills.

Read more from The New Yorker
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From: gunter

Oct-14

“We don’t have answers as to why this tragedy occurred.”

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From: gunter

Oct-19

just in case ...

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From: gunter

Nov-13

The American Public Health Association says gun violence in the US is a public health crisis. It is a leading cause of premature death in the country, responsible for more than 38,000 deaths annually. As of Nov. 11, at least 17,512 people have died from gun violence this year, and another 20,790 have died by suicide, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

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An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot to death by his 13-year-old brother in their home in Miami on Thursday.the sibling obtained a firearm from inside a case in a closet of the primary bedroom. 

Police said no charges are expected to be filed at this time

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