Tuesday, May 03, 2016

So far this year toddlers have shot 23 people.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:

Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people at a rate of about one a week. This year, that pace has accelerated. There have been at least 23 toddler-involved shootings since Jan. 1, compared with 18 over the same period last year. 

In the vast majority of cases, the children accidentally shoot themselves. That's happened 18 times this year, and in nine of those cases the children died of their wounds. 

Toddlers have shot other people five times this year. Two of those cases were fatal: this week's incident in Milwaukee, and that of a 3-year-old Alabama boy who fatally shot his 9-year-old brother in February. 

These numbers represent only a small fraction of gun violence involving children. For instance, the pro-gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety has found at least 77 instances this year in which a child younger than 18 has accidentally shot someone. And there is a whole different universe of gun violence in which toddlers are shot, intentionally or not, by adults. 

Looking at a map of where toddlers are pulling the trigger, some states stand out sharply.

It appears that if you want to avoid being shot by a toddler that Georgia, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Missouri are certainly the states to avoid.

Though to be honest there is hardly any place in the country where you are truly safe from gun violence these days.

Thanks to the NRA and cowardly politicians there are now more guns than people in the United States. That mean there is more than enough loaded weapons to take out every man, woman, and child in the country many times over.

If that doesn't send a cold chill up your spine then I don't know what would.


  1. Anonymous4:23 AM

    It is not out-of-line to hope and believe all of these people died clinging to their gun rights. Natural selection is in play here. Children are weeding out the idiots amongst them.

    1. "Children are weeding out the idiots amongst them."
      Well, except when they kill an innocent bystander with no connection to the child's idiot parents.

  2. Anonymous4:39 AM

    Right. Those children should vibrantly live their lives knowing the value of their contribution to mankind.

  3. Anonymous5:12 AM

    It must also mean many households have multiple guns, since many people (like me) own no gun at all.

  4. How I wish we would confiscate all guns. Then decide on a tiny group of exceptions.

  5. We need a commercial liken to the olden days when asked if we new were are children were at say 11PM. "Do you know where you guns are?.....well do you???" Let this message ring loud and clear I say.

  6. I'm hopeful that gun manufacturers won't lobby hard against smart gun technology. They are in the business of making money and a "smart" gun is gonna cost more, right?

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  8. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Toddlers 23, terrorist from foreign countries 0

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  10. Anita Winecooler4:48 PM

    I don't care if the ammosexuals need an arsenal of guns to prove they're more patriotic, what gets me is the kids with good aim, they have to live the rest of their lives knowing what no child should learn in this way, or perhaps in any way. What gets me is the NRA's chickenshit tactics and those who send them money (people and gun/ammo manufacturers).
    My nephew teaches at a school directly across from Dick's Sporting Goods, which sells guns and ammo near center city, where the deer and antelope ain't. Every day guess what they find in school? Fake ID's that look "passable". He says he's seen freshmen kids go into the store, and fill out paperwork. The School started a strict dress code, which means they have to bring a change of clothes.

    Politico and the beginning of the end for lucifer in the flesh



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