Skip to comments.Accidental firearm deaths for those under age 15 rise back up in 2010
Posted on 09/24/2012 8:06:51 AM PDT by marktwain
CDC data show number of accidental firearm deaths for children under age 15 has gone back up to 62, a number that it was at in 2008. The 48 accidental deaths in 2009 was unusually low. A similar pattern also held for total accidental gun deaths for all ages: 2008, 592; 2009, 554; and 2010, 606.
However, over the longer term, the pattern for accidental gun deaths is similar to other accidental deaths in that is as long as we have data you see a gradual decline, though in recent years the decline in accidental firearm deaths has slowed.
"Yes it is however the fight to ban firearms and remove the 2nd amendment from the constitution must go on until not one single death is caused by firearms in any way shape or form!"
This is what will be claimed until the end of our sovereign nation.
Not enough to ban them, just enough to tax the he!! out of the ownership of them....for the children.
Its not about the children or safety. They are simple a lever being used to further the leftist agenda of govt control.
And when you run out of other things to do, check out CDC personnel salaries and duties.
My point was that swimming pools are about 100 times more dangerous for children than firearms.
Finn Aagard was a professional hunter in old Kenya. He had 2 sons. He had a number of rifles on up to a ,458 Win Mag. House rules when the kids were growing up?
They could shoot any of them they like so long as they asked and he supervised.
Supervise a kid and let them shoot a gallon milk jug full of water with a .22.
Automatic Lower gun violence. Once they know first hand what one does, they’re far less likely to abuse it.
Since welfare, ADC, food stamps, and disability very often enable this way of life, could we run the figures on how many children under the age of 15 are murdered by entitlements?
I agree. My children learned to use and respect firearms, and they learned how to play poker with their parents at the kitchen table. In both cases, we all had a lot of fun. With firearms, they learned self-defense and hunting skills. With poker (just chips, no money), they learned decision-making and investing skills.
62 deaths per year? Hmmm Stataticians love to put htis number out htere and make it seem like a really dangerous thing by HIDING the stats from other causes of death because if they had shown htem, it would show that deaths from firearms isn’t as dire as they make it appear- whil;e NO accidental eath is desired, accidents do and always WILL happen- but the fact is that firearms are still VERY safe comapred tro other household accidental deaths-
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“2. Poisoning: The second-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths poisoning takes nearly 5,000 lives each year. And for young adults and people in middle age, it’s the top cause.
3. Fire and burns: Home fires and burns claim more than 3,000 lives a year, making them the third-leading cause of accidental home injury deaths.
4. Airway obstruction: Airway obstruction, which includes choking, suffocation and strangulation, claims about 1,000 lives a year.
Deaths per year: 3,300
Deaths per year: 14,900
The annual average is 341 for accidental bath tub related deaths which include slipping, falling drowning, etc
or how many kids arem urdered or killed by ILLEGAL ALIENS (oooooo- can’t mention illegals murderign natural citizens, that’s politcally incorrect and ‘profiling’)
Annual deaths from medical errors in the U.S.
Source: Institute of Medicine.
I just sent a link to my kid brother - an MD who opposes firearms because of the “Bad Things They Do” (gag).
98,000 is a whitewash. It’s Way higher than that.
This fully referenced report shows the number of people having in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year.
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.5)
(1) the perps using firearms are recruiting younger members to do crimes because, if caught, they are regarded as juveniles and not adults;
(2) the turf wars between various drug gangs are not picky about collateral damage, especially kids. [No less a personage than Rahm Emanuel pleaded with drug gangs to stop shooting kids and take their shooting to side streets and alleys where they belong.]; and
(3) the CDC lumps real “accidental” youth shootings along with youth crime victims and perps to drive up the actual numbers.
The CDC has been anti-2A for years. Any statistics from them are more than suspect — as in Bravo Sierra.
This shows the data from 1997, but I suspect the ratios are similar:
Op-ed piece on swimming pools vs. guns as the most dangerous weapon
“Thus, on average, if you both own a gun and have a swimming pool in the backyard, the swimming pool is about 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is.”