Skip to comments.‘Young Guns’ special looks at the dangerous intersection of children and firearms
Posted on 02/01/2014 10:49:51 AM PST by smokingfrog
Every hour, a child is hospitalized because of a gun.
Every other day, a child is killed by gunshots.
The staggering statistics, compiled by ABC News, are part of a new 20/20 investigation into youngsters and guns and how to prevent them from shooting themselves or their peers.
An early preview of Young Guns on ABCs Good Morning America shows how curious kids will find, and play with, guns if they find them.
After telling two young boys to yell for an adult if they find a gun, a child psychologist leaves a playroom where the youngsters every move is caught on camera.
The boys quickly find the gun but they dont call for help. Instead, one picks up the real, unloaded gun and even points it towards his face.
Im touching it, he says, as if taunting. Im pulling it (the trigger). See how many times .
The other boy then picks up the gun, takes fake aim and pretends to dry-fire the weapon.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Leaving children alone in a room with ANY dangerous weapon is criminally negligent. It figgers that a “child-like” psychobabblist would do that.
The govt needs to protect us. Otherwise women and minorities will be hardest hit. (/s)
The country is becoming weenified.
The Dana Loesch video is great.
A child is now defined as anyone under the age of 26.
I grew up around firearms. I shot firearms from an early age. I knew and was educated to respect firearms and other people. The old ways were best. Today, there is no education to speak of regarding the use of firearms only a media which prints words (opinions) that firearms are bad and all people are bad. Could not be further from the truth. But today is today and there is a truth called the Second. No wonder the media and politicians teach firearms are bad. They fear an armed population as well they should. Long live Freedom and the Second.
The ABC libtards would not use any stats that showed the vast majority of gun deaths of individuals less than 19 is due to thug bangers and other feral youts who inhabit those great socialist utopias known as urban areas.
Should all school children be required to take a gun safety course?
Maybe the cowardly SOBs should talk about guns and gun safety instead of being propaganda artists for the left!
Every hour, more than 100 innocent babies are slaughtered by U.S. Government approved abortionists.
SPOT ON!!! And a HUGE majority of those occur in places like Chicago and NYC where they have the most restrictive gun laws!!!
But, hey, it’s just another ABC (Always Being Communists) hit job!
How many are 14 to 19 yearold gang bangers? HMM....
And injury/death rates of kids & cars? We gonna ban cars?
I prefer to teach the children .... Hope I do not have to but will if God Wills It ... Bad Company ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww5GXbk58R0
You've hit the nail on the head. A large majority.
You hit the nail on the head. The vast majority of these “children” being killed and injured with guns are resulting from the violence of youth gangs.
Very few are from situations in which a child finds a gun and plays with it.
But liberals play fast and loose with the truth.
I would welcome an ABC study showing how many “children” are involved with the gangs, and that gang gun violence was the cause of their injuries/death, as opposed to children finding a gun and playing with it.
Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.
Conclusion: It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
Will they even attempt to explain how young boys used to carry their guns to and from school many years ago and no one thought it was a big deal, and how and why it is different today (like how the “news” media and Dems have made everyone “afraid” of guns), or with they ignore it altogether?
has my vote!
In the early 2000’s, when I was living in the Washington, DC area, I was invited to be a panelist on a local TV show, hosted by a couple of local TV personalities, about guns and children.
When my turn came, near the end of the hour, having done my research, I spoke rather eloquently (I thought) about the advantage of using the NRA Eddie Eagle program to educate children re: gun safety.
Parenthetically, I was in the minority re: children being taught gun safety. Most of the folks in attendance spoke of the dangers of kids & guns and their fears.
IIRC, the program ended on time, we were thanked for our participation and we all went home. I later found out that the program was never aired! Instead, they convened a pre-selected panel and re-shot it, with an entirely different anti-gun slant.
The Eddie Eagle program is a good one: http://eddieeagle.nra.org/
Ditto...and hold public office.
They would kill me and my family.
The best response to this would be to do an Internet video to explain that most minors killed by guns are affiliated with gangs, and are killed by adult gangsters.
Most of the video can show such young gangsters in their natural environment: hanging in packs, making gang signs, acting tough, doing the knockout game, etc.
I would finish it up by just listing all the known street gangs in the US, by state. Quite a list.
According to the FBI, there are “33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today.”
To clarify MasterGunner01, I do serve but not in congress.
More clarification MaterGunner01. An Oath Is Forever!!! My Son took his. I took mine seven layers down. An Oath Is Forever!!! But never took an actual Oath but I have One!!!
According to the CDC, from 1999-2010, there were a total of 35,760 deaths related to firearms in the 0-19 age range. Of these, 32,398 were ages 14 through 19.
Now understand that this includes suicides, but still, that’s almost 91%. In fact, more than half, over 18,000, were either 18 or 19.
If you’re just looking at homicides, there were 23,016 for the time period in the 0-19 range. 20,845 were in the 14-19 range, again, about 91%. Again, its the same thing with 18 and 19 year olds accounting for just over half the total.
Drug dealing, O`bozo loving, 24 year old thugs are not “chilrin”.
I don’t know about the others but I’ve just read “The Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard about the Garfield assassination. Charles Gitteau was a Stalwart Republican. The fact that you got that one wrong leads me to wonder about the rest of your list.
No, the problem isn’t the guns or the kids. The problem is lib parents who want to be their kids’ BFF rather than parents. When parents fail at teaching morals and values, this is what happens.
You don’t leave loaded guns laying around a house full of kids for the same reason you don’t leave matches, lighters, plastic bags, prescription drugs, poisons, etc. sitting around. Sooner or later, something bad will happen. Recently there was a kid that died from eating a clothes washer detergent packet.
Ah, the children.
And those scawy guns that make loud noises.
As opposed to bathtubs which kill many more people every year and don’t make loud noises.
Guiteau is the correct spelling. After the shooting, as he was led away to jail, he reportedly yelled out: “’I am a Stalwart of the Stalwarts! I did it and I want to be arrested! Arthur is President now!’”
The Stalwarts were the corrupt wing of the Republican Party led by Roscoe Conkling. Garfield’s VP and successor, Chester Arthur, was Conkling’s underling. They favored political patronage and were bitterly opposed to Garfield’s commitment to civil service reform.
Garfield could have been a great President but served only four months, and just two months before the shooting. He might have survived the bullet but ultimately succumbed to sepsis brought about by his doctors’ negligence in disregarding antiseptic procedures.
How many children die from car accidents, pool drownings, abuse and and neglect and any number of other causes? A lot more, but that’s not newsworthy when you have an agenda.
The doctors killed him. We need universal background checks for all doctors, & they should be posted on the internet.
Also it is a good idea not to probe with fingers inside a bullet hole.
Is this one of those stats where a “child” is a 26-year old gangbanger?
Most of those “children” are adolescent and adult gangsters in big cities.
I'm so sick of the MSM propagandists using psy-ops on the American people to help the would-be tyrannical government disarm us, so that they can control us.
They want to scare poeple into informing on their neighbors as to weather they have a firearm in the house or not- hence all the fear mongering and phony statistics.
( Of course they included teenagers and even young adults ,up to 20 yrs old, to bolster their BS statistic that a "child" is injured by a firearm every hour. What about gangs?-Not a word about them.)
Hey ABC-you bunch of lying sacks of crap-The number one cause of child injuries/deaths is auto accidents. When are you going to report on that, and call for all people to have their cars confiscated by the government?
Many children are killed in swimming pools-ban them- Have the government order people to cement their pools over.
All bicycles should be banned and confiscated too.
What about household cutlery and household cleaning products? How many children are injured or killed by these?
How about playground equipment? Children are injured by it every year. Obviously according to ABC- it should be removed.
What are people feeding their children? Obesity kills. Maybe we need refrigerator police to go from house to house to make sure the children are being fed properly?
America-How do you know what's in your neighbor's house, if you send your child to play there?
Are the knives, scissors, and cleaning products locked up? What will stop your child from heading straight for the Drano an rat poison?
And what snacks are your neighbors serving your children?
What if they contain transfats, and/or sugar?!
(Panic- Running in circles wildly waving arms in the air!)
Save the children ABC! Save us!(/s)
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