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Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | 17 Feb 2014, | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 02/17/2014 7:58:41 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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Criminologist: 'More Youngsters Killed in Bicycle Accidents' Than with Guns

Responding to a recent report that Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) conducted about the dangers of guns in public schools, Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox said the annual risk of gun-related death in school is "well below one in two million," and "many times more youngsters are killed annually in bicycle accidents."

Because of this, Fox said he "trusts [MDA and MAIG] would support a national helmet law as quickly as a gun restriction."

According to USA Today, the report by MDA and MAIG claims "44 shootings" took place in schools since the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012. Rather than argue with that figure, Fox shows that it is "lower than two decades ago when gang violence was especially problematic at school settings."

In other words, there is a downward trend.

And because of this trend, Fox warned that coating schools with cameras and metal detectors and practicing lockdown drills "not only fail to prevent some teenager or adult determined to wreak havoc on innocent children and their dedicated teachers, but they send the wrong and excessively scary message concerning the risk."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; bicycle; crime; gunsandammo
bike crash photo: bike crash 1274435219_massive-cicling-accident.gif I can't wait to see all of the greenie weenies demanding 10 day cooling off periods before purchasing a bicycle or instituting background checks for all prosepctive buyers of bikes
1 posted on 02/17/2014 7:58:41 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Time to register and regulate those high-cap assault 10-speeds. Nobody needs more than three speeds!


2 posted on 02/17/2014 8:00:16 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Don’t neglect shopping cart injures to the children.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 8:01:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: DogByte6RER
Guns DON'T kill millions of Americans every day?!?
Oh no!!! What will all those 40-something wild-eyed fanatic women going to DO!?!?? CRISIS!!
4 posted on 02/17/2014 8:02:07 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: DogByte6RER

Ban bikes that have more than 1 speed, nobody needs more than 1 speed. A 10 speed is senseless over kill.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 8:02:27 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Welfare is a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. F.D.R.)
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To: Still Thinking

My high capacity assault bike has 27 speeds. I’m a danger to society.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 8:03:53 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: cyclotic

Holy crap! Is it black?


7 posted on 02/17/2014 8:07:59 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Even worse. Red, white and blue.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 8:08:52 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Besides car accidents, I think drownings are the number 2 cause of accidental deaths in children.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 8:09:53 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: cyclotic

My other bike is blue, white and red.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 8:10:15 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Besides car accidents, I think drownings are the number 2 cause of accidental deaths in children.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 8:11:01 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Still Thinking

“Time to register and regulate those high-cap assault 10-speeds. Nobody needs more than three speeds!”
Racing bikes haven’t had 10 speeds in many years

Most are 2X10 or 2X11 right now so either 20 or 22 gears with a double crank or up to 33 with a triple Crank. The really top shelf ones are shifted with battery operated servos

http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/groupset/catid_19.jsp

A top of the line racing bike can cost $15,000


12 posted on 02/17/2014 8:32:01 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DogByte6RER

Time for common sense bike control!


13 posted on 02/17/2014 8:36:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sorry for the double post

Many Green groups or at least significant minorities in those groups do not like bicycles at all.

1. They think that Mountain Bikes damage the wilderness environment and scare wild life.

2.Most higher end road bikes are now made of carbon fiber which cannot be easily recycled. As the carbon fiber does not rot it is a bad item to put in a landfill

3.Bikes take up road space that is, in their minds better used for mass transit.

4. Lastly if you have to take a shower after riding the bike you use a lot of water.

All this helps convince me that the environmental movement is about control not the environment


14 posted on 02/17/2014 8:39:05 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: DogByte6RER

That's why this kid has training wheels!




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15 posted on 02/17/2014 8:46:14 PM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Still Thinking

high retroactive taxes on the existing bikes libtards own.

separate laws and licenses for owning bike chains. can’t peddle a bike anywhere without chains.

ban non-metal frame “stealth” bikes.

taxes on more than one bike per person. why does someone need more than one bike?

ban all bikes wth more than ten gears. nobody needs a bike with more than ten gears.

require all bikes to be smart bikes, that won’t let the user peddle unless the owner’s rfid identity tag is present.

expel any kid coming to school on a bike drawing a picture of a bike, or saying the word “bike”.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 8:51:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Still Thinking
10-speeds???

I've got two high capacity 27-speeds in my garage....

17 posted on 02/17/2014 9:10:36 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: yarddog

Yeah, but you can’t convince these people with common sense. This isn’t about public safety at all. It is about control. I know, that’s an old refrain, and nothing new to the regulars here on FR... But it needs to be repeated, and we need to keep arguing back with common sense too.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 9:13:24 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Fai Mao

I have been thinking about this for maybe 10, no 5 minutes. It seems to me that the women who want to ban guns are mostly post-menopausal types who also want to ban phallic symbols of any kind. Think of pop tarts chewed into a phallic shape resulting in children being targeted for some kind of punishment and their parents often dragged into the mess. Children having fun playing some game that results in a pointed finger and balled fist, phallic symbol again, yelling, Bang, Bang,(slang for sex), is there a connection?

Ever wonder why the women involved in the ban of guns are very often the ones least likely to be raped? We are talking unattractive women, we have all seen them, overweight women who seem to enjoy getting in a man’s face and screaming their hateful venom and occasionally resorting to violence, is banning guns their way of getting back at the home coming queens?

Now we get to the meat of the matter, as their hero, Gloria said, ‘A woman needs a man the way a fish needs a bicycle.’. I have no idea what that means but if history is a good indicator we should stock up on bicycles and parts very soon.

The point I am trying to make in my convoluted fashion is this is not a war on guns but a war on the penis. The war can only be won by our side if each man pledges to service one unattractive, loudmouthed, hirsute woman per week. I am willing to help fight the war on guns any way I can but there are some things I cannot do. The spirit is willing but the flesh just aint going to. I have laid out the plan its up to the guys with no standards to win this war.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 9:14:34 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sensible bicycle control is needed.


20 posted on 02/17/2014 9:15:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DogByte6RER

Every time I see one of those spandex wearing bike nuts, I leave the area before I get run over...


21 posted on 02/17/2014 9:23:19 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Still Thinking
We need new laws to regulate the speed of these killing machines...No joke...They need to have those glow painted orange tips or paint jobs on them.

Lets pass legislation where all riders are required to real lighted safety helmets.

22 posted on 02/17/2014 9:30:03 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DogByte6RER

Aww Jeez I was just in a ridiculous argument with my brother along these lines.
He wants to ban all things that COULD hurt.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 9:49:11 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER

What does MABABY (Mothers Against Bike Accidents By Youth) say about this?


24 posted on 02/18/2014 12:41:06 AM PST by PGalt
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To: mylife

Then he needs to ban himself...


25 posted on 02/18/2014 1:09:08 AM PST by DB
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To: yarddog
Besides car accidents, I think drownings are the number 2 cause of accidental deaths in children.

SHHHHHHHH!

They'll want to ban water next....

26 posted on 02/18/2014 1:20:06 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
The war can only be won by our side if each man pledges to service one unattractive, loudmouthed, hirsute woman per week

Seems some are taking care of that for each other (at least some of the ones with flat top haircuts).

27 posted on 02/18/2014 1:26:03 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: DogByte6RER

BINGO!

BUT,as in “Global Warming” and “Climate Change”(IMAGINE THAT - THE CLIMATE ACTUALLY CHANGING!!) leftist control freaks never facts get in the way of a good fabrication.


28 posted on 02/18/2014 2:10:33 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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Notice the unisex frame in the staged photo. I noticed something similar a week ago, and it reminded me of the prevalent gender-based designs from years ago. I’m thinking skirts was the factor back then, certainly not the gonads.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 2:22:59 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yarddog

That’s the big one alright. Almost 10 times as many children die by drowning each year as from accidental firearm injuries. From 1999-2010, the CDC says 11,640 drowning accidenfs and 1,375 accidental firearm fatalities in the same period among those 0-17 age range.

But that’s OK, because swimming pools are fun, and so is the beach.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 5:09:50 AM PST by VOR78
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To: Graybeard58

They’ll be less concerned with capacity if you tell them you ride clipless.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 5:19:08 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: Fai Mao
The really top shelf ones are shifted with battery operated servos

Like this?


32 posted on 02/18/2014 6:33:27 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Fai Mao

“A top of the line racing bike can cost $15,000.”

LOL (no sarcasm and I believe you). By comparison, you can get a new Ford Focus for about $1,000 less and a reasonably well equipped BMW R1200RT touring motorcycle for about $3,000 more. What we will pay for out toys if we can afford it.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 7:04:01 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
The war can only be won by our side if each man pledges to service one unattractive, loudmouthed, hirsute woman per week.

I'm in.

34 posted on 02/18/2014 7:42:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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