2009 transportation related deaths: 3,115. 2009 firearm related deaths:1,392 Hmm. seems like a child is nearly 2 1/4 times more likely to be killed while traveling than by a firearm. I guess the anti-rights bigots really aren't concerned with the welfare of the kids. As Joan A. Peterson once said
Denial of the fact that bullets from guns kill almost as many people every year as car accidents. And I do say ACCIDENTS.
So I suppose that it's ok for a child be killed accidentally by an automobile, but not a firearm. Well, let's see how many children are killed accidentally by automobiles, surely it must be less than firearms, since it's acceptable. According to the CDC, in 2009 there were 2,938 accidental motor vehicle related deaths to persons age 0-17. My goodness, certainly firearms must have accidentally killed more kids than that! Nope, there were 83 accidental firearm related deaths. For anyone who didn't break out the calculator yet, that's over 35 times more kids are accidentally killed by motor vehicles than by firearms. Again, it's not looking like the anti-rights bigots are concerned with the kids.
Think of the kids, man, CAP laws would prevent suicide. In 2009 there were 1058 suicides in the age group 0-17. (Much to my surprise, the youngest suicide was 6 years-old). Of those suicides, 401 were committed with a firearm. You would think that firearms are the predominate method of suicide, but you'd be wrong. It seems that suffocation leads the pack with 555. Yeah, if the anti-rights bigots were truly concerned about the kids, man, they'd be calling for CAP laws on rope.
CDC 2009 Injury Deaths, age group 0-17
injury all intents accidental suicide
Transportation 3115 3099 6
Suffocation 2159 1133 555
firearm 1392 83 401
poisoning 467 344 42
6 year-old committing suicide? Really? Apparently so. The Daily Caller reports
Samantha Kuberski, a first-grader in McMinnville, Ore., crawled into an unused crib, tied one end of a belt around her neck, the other on a bar of the crib, and hanged herself, according to reports.